Employees display generosity through workplace giving and disaster relief drives.
Headquartered in Washington D.C., the World Bank Group is an international organization whose goals are to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. The organization’s staff gives generously each year through its workplace giving program, the Community Connections Campaign. The program supports the work of organizations all over the world, including World Vision.
From November through December of 2016, the Community Connections Campaign raised over $3.2 million for over 300 organizations. Of that amount, employee contributions totaled $7,784 for World Vision, and the Bank doubled their donations for a total contribution of about $15,000.
“Our staff are already very much engaged in the issues that groups like World Vision work on every day, and supporting their giving at the corporate level sends a strong message that giving back to our communities is a part of who we are,” says Lindsey Buss, Senior Officer of External and Corporate Communications.
To promote the campaign, Communications Associate Caitlin Berczik helped train 300 coordinators who came up with creative ways to motivate their departments. More than 9,000 people in the D.C. area and in World Bank Group offices around the world participated, representing three of every four employees.
The World Bank also selected World Vision as one of its recipients for a disaster relief drive to benefit survivors of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. World Vision created a personal fundraising page for the drive to make donating easy for World Bank employees. Staff donated over $8,375, securing a 50% matching gift from the World Bank Group for a total donation of over $12,000.
The World Bank Group has been a very generous partner to World Vision for many years, engaging beyond workplace giving to support children’s health programs and the campaign on ending violence against children.