Administrative Assistant | Boston, MA
A longtime MSPCA volunteer, Francine now helps other associates connect with Nevins Farm to volunteer as part of the Action Committee in Andover. Francine uses Action Matches and Action Hours, something she is very proud her employer offers, to give back to Nevins Farm.
“The other volunteers at the MSPCA are floored my company supports me in this way,” she says. “The ACT program is unique. This kind of company support is unheard of.”
Francine loves that she is able to help the organization she is most passionate about.
“What an awesome way to show your employees you care about them,” she says of the giving program that allows her to pick her own path. “It’s a gift, a way to explore new causes and support others you care about.”
Retirement Representative | Andover, MA
Tricia learned about an opportunity to plant trees with other associates for Groundwork Lawrence through the Action Committee, and also connected with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to donate in honor of family members who are impacted by the disease.
“Sometimes it is difficult to know where to begin looking for an organization to support,” she says. “ACT makes that easier.”
Tricia also put ACT to work to increase her impact for the Avon Walk to End Breast Cancer in Boston. In previous years, Tricia had walked in support of her mother and grandmother, who both survived breast cancer. In 2016, with the power of ACT behind her, she found creative ways to raise money for the organization too.
“I hosted a paint-your-own-wineglass fundraiser and donated all proceeds to the cause,” says Tricia. “I also submitted my donation for an Action Match.”
Tricia hopes other associates will follow her lead.
Director of Institutional Business | Denver, CO
“ACT is another cool way to leverage what I’m already doing,” she says. “I keep a Post-it note at my desk to log my volunteer hours. It takes minutes to log my time in the system, and that leads to money for a nonprofit I love.”
In addition to Action Hours, Andrea also takes advantage of the Action Matches program.
Andrea also supports the HSSPV through the company’s annual payroll giving campaign and uses her 16 hours of annual paid volunteer time to help with special events.
“If other associates are volunteering already, ACT is a smart way to maximize their impact,” she says.