Action Teams can be coordinated by work departments looking for team-building opportunities or by passionate employees who want to bring their co-workers together to fundraise for and participate in charitable activities.
We also found champions across the country to help organize events we had supported for many years, including the Heart Walk, Race for the Cure and the Kidney Walk.
We support those teams by providing free t-shirts and other gear to wear at events, providing marketing collateral to raise money, and making a donation to the benefitting nonprofit on behalf of the team.
Talent Development Consultant | Andover, MA
Jamie recruited 14 associates to register for the Hike for Hope, a three-mile walk around Andover in support of Lazarus House. The team was able to take advantage of the $500 Action Team donation for the organization, and several associates also engaged in fundraising campaigns to support the walk.
“I think the ACT program speaks to us in Andover,” says Jamie. “All of our team events are well attended, and our offsite volunteer activities have all gone to a waitlist.”
Jamie looks forward to helping more associates connect with the ACT program as co-chair of the Action Committee in 2017.
Boston, Denver, Milwaukee, New York, Overland Park
“Working with associates directly helped to transform the conversations we were able to have,” says Elizabeth Tomlin with the American Heart Association in Denver. “It makes everything more real. It isn’t just about giving to a good cause, but about their own personal experience with us. Our three internal champions had outstanding results. Great-West is an example of a success story of empowering individuals to make a partnership successful.”
Andover, Denver, Overland Park, Somerset
e all have a friend, a family member or a co-worker who has fought the disease, and our Action Teams organized to raise money and awareness in their honor. In 2016, seven Action Teams ran and walked in Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events in Andover, Denver, Overland Park and Somerset. The teams raised nearly $20,000 for the cause.