Annually, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE) commits to donating 1 percent of its total fee revenue, via cash contributions, pro-bono work and employee volunteering. In 2012, the agency exceeded this goal and WE donated $1.4 million to nonprofit organizations.
Employee volunteering has a significant impact on this goal. For example, in 2012, more than 650 employees recorded at least 5,000 volunteer hours via individual and WE-sponsored team volunteering activities. The impact and ripple effect of our volunteering is not easily quantified by numbers. However, it can be qualified like this:
“When an employee or any citizen volunteers, it indicates the kind of community that people want to live in. This work will be a memory of the heart for many citizens.” – Rhian Rotz, Program Director, WE Corporate Citizenship.
We are celebrating our collective giving of time by publishing WE’s annual volunteer infographic , a heartfelt testimony of the good that can be done when people join together with the desire to make a difference.
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