November 27, 2018

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that is celebrated every year on Tuesday following the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday. It also symbolizes the beginning of a charitable Holiday season.

How was it created?

A team of influencer’s and partners at the Belfer Center of Innovation & Social Impact created Giving Tuesday in 1874, as an international day of giving, bringing people of all walks of life together around one purpose, to celebrate and encourage giving.  Though social media and collaboration, it has become a recognizable movement, connecting all diverse groups of people, communities, and organizations.  Click here to learn more about #GivingTuesday.

How to Join the Movement?

Take part in this movement by helping others (friends, family, organizations, companies) in your local community through the gift of your time, donations, goods, or your voice.  Share your story on a social network (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Instagram) with #GivingTuesday, #UNselfie #Mygivingstory2018.

What has Carl Warren Done This Year?

As an employee-owned, Third Party Administrator, part of our ownership culture is to give back to the communities that we work and live in.  Throughout the year, we encourage all employee-owners to make a difference with local nonprofits or causes.  Click here to search for local nonprofits that you can help.

Red Nose Day 2018

Red Nose Day happens in May of every year and is a fundraising campaign ran by the Comic Relief, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps bring people together, be silly and wear red noses to raise money for children experiencing poverty all over the world. This year, they have raised over $42,126,438 to help children in poverty.  Click here to learn more about Red Nose Day.

This year, Carl Warren matched the donation amount for every employee-owner who purchased and wore a red nose. Click here to view pictures of this year’s Red Nose Day.


Employee-Ownership Month (EOM) Donations

Carl Warren encourages all employee-owners every October to volunteer their time (paid) or donate to a nonprofit organization.  This year, each office (as a team) and remote employees collected donations for a local nonprofit in their communities.  Donations were dropped off by the EOM Site Coordinators/volunteers at the end of the month. The following offices/remote employees donated to:

– Jean Muscedere, Senior Claims Examiner in Naples, FL, donated to the Collier County Spay and Neuter Clinic, a nonprofit, low-cost/high-volume spay and neuter clinic in Southwest Florida.  They provide affordable spay/neuter, vaccination, and wellness services to ALL residents (with no income qualifications) of the following Southwest Florida counties: Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte.  They never turn away anyone for the inability to pay.

– Etse Leng, System Analyst in Winchester, VA, donated to Good Shepherd Alliance, a nonprofit that serves the homeless (and near-homeless) in Loudoun County, VA.  They’ve helped more than 3,000 men, women, and children each year by providing beds at night and stable housing.

– Phoenix Office: donated to Arizona Animal Welfare League, Arizona’s largest no-kill shelter that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes over 4,000 dogs and cats that have been abandoned or been surrendered by their owners.

– Riverside Office:  donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Riverside(Feeding America), a nonprofit that provides wholesome food and fresh produce to over 800,000 hungry children, seniors, veterans and families of Riverside and San Bernardino every month, and to the Kaden Chromies team of the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County(DSAOC), a non-profit one-stop-shop for all things Down Syndrome related.  They help create connections, promote awareness through community outreach, offer programs, services, and support to families who had, or were expecting babies with Down Syndrome.  Every year, they host the Annual OC Buddy Walk of the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County(DSAOC). The Riverside office donated to Kaden Chromies to support Kaden Cameron.

– San Bernardino Office: donated to Option House, Inc. an organization that provide 24-hour emergency crisis intervention, temporary emergency shelter, food, clothing, and support services to victims of family and domestic violence.

– Tustin Office: donated to Charity on Wheels, a local nonprofit homeless outreach whose mission is to get people off the streets. Charity on Wheels visits the homeless to invite them to gatherings to establish relationships to better asses those who might be ready to make a change.

Employee-Owners volunteer for a variety of causes and initiatives year-round as well. We empower our employees to be socially responsible, as giving back is an important part of the Carl Warren ownership culture. We seek to make a difference and improve the communities in which our owners live and work.  Want to learn more about our culture of ownership? Please visit our ESOP page.

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