During the holidays, we hear over and over again how giving is better than receiving. What if by your giving, the receiving can be multiplied? Convoy of Hope, a nonprofit that serves people throughout the world through international children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, disaster response and partner resourcing, has the ability through its corporate sponsorships to turn every $1 donation into $7 worth of food, water and supplies for those who need it most.
Since it formed in 1994, the organization has partnered with corporations like Bass Pro Shops, Coca-Cola, FedEx, Georgia Pacific, Nestle and more to help 48 million people in 100 countries and give away more than $254 million worth of food and supplies to people in need.
One of their recent campaigns, One Day to Feed the World, challenges individuals and companies to donate one day’s wages to feed the hungry.
The December issue of Collaborate magazine highlights more organizations and companies that are leveraging their events for good. Social responsibility goes beyond creating a positive image for a brand, and event professionals are proving how volunteer projects and programs at events can be an integral part of a company’s strategy to give back.