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Shift x GlobalGiving: Giving back when it matters most

Ally Kuefler

Marketing Specialist - 07 Dec, 2020

We’ve partnered with GlobalGiving to help you give back to causes you care about.

From a global pandemic to social unrest, natural disasters and more, 2020 has brought tremendous hardships to people and communities everywhere. As a company, we feel the responsibility now, more than ever, to give back.

We believe that together we can have a stronger impact than apart, which is why we’ve partnered with nonprofit platform, GlobalGiving, to help you support the causes that matter most to you. With your help, and by matching our community’s compassion with action, we hope to make a meaningful impact on the lives of people and communities globally.

GlobalGiving is a nonprofit organization that connects donors with grassroots projects around the world. From disaster relief to food security, climate action and more, GlobalGiving supports over 3,000+ vetted charities in 170 countries worldwide. For them, it’s about more than providing access to funding. As an organization, GlobalGiving helps nonprofits access resources, training, and information to accelerate community-led change — one of the many reasons we chose to partner with them for this initiative.

How it works

Each week, our team chooses 1-2 customers to receive a pre-paid donation to the GlobalGiving platform. Recipients can choose to support any of the +3,000 supported charities and organizations with their donation.

We are delighted to have already seen a significant global impact through this program. After only a few weeks, the Shift community has focused on fighting for gender equality and furthering access to education.

Areas of Impact

Gender equality: GlobalGiving Project of the Month

Each month, GlobalGiving chooses an innovative, high-impact project to focus on. All donations to the GlobalGiving Fund during this month will go towards supporting gender equality. Our community chose to contribute to the project of the month in November, which supported Greenlight for Girls, an organization that is truly changing lives globally. They connect girls in 34 countries with the necessary resources, information, and support they require to build their careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Boys and Girls Club St Char MO - STEAMbotics Academy

Another great organization that our community has chosen to support is the Boys and Girls Club of St. Charles. It’s estimated that 80% of all future jobs will be related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, or Mathematics. The Boys and Girls Club recognizes the importance of introducing these areas at an early age, and are currently working on a robotics program to provide access to STEAM fields to underserved groups. They look forward to helping children grow in the areas of collaboration and communication skills, program development skills, and research and analysis skills.

How to contribute

We are thrilled to launch this program, and look forward to amplifying our impact alongside our community. Just last week, we launched an Instagram giveaway for Giving Tuesday which gave five winners the opportunity to donate to a cause close to them.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The giving doesn’t end there — keep your eyes peeled for more ways to give… coming soon!

Thank you for making this all possible

Thank you to our community for making this all possible. Without you, we wouldn’t be here today. Thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of so many and for taking this journey with us. We can’t wait to see where this partnership takes us!