INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITIES – AND COUNTING.
Our employees donate more than 3,000 hours of their time to various local causes and events each year. We couldn’t be prouder of their efforts, and we take every opportunity we can to recognize them and reward them for it.
Employees also support a Denim Days program that lets them donate $5 to wear jeans on Fridays. Proceeds benefit a different not-for-profit each month, which totals over $40,000 a year! Voluntary payroll deductions add another $120,000 a year that benefits the United Way. Employee-led fundraisers like walks, craft or baked goods sales, and food drives have an impact of nearly $35,000.
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Food insecurity impacts individuals throughout the communities we serve, and it’s a cause that our employees are passionate about. Through their donations alone, we raise over $3,000 to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier every year.
ACHIEVE Bowling Tournament
Many of the events we sponsor come with tickets and additional benefits. As the title sponsor of Achieve’s “Pin Crushing” bowling tournament in Vestal, NY, our staff got to bowl for a fantastic cause – and meet Rowdy the Rumble Pony!
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services
Our employees got to use some of their allotted “Volunteer Time Off” and help beautify the Ithaca, NY community, in partnership with INHS (Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services) during the annual Giving is Gorges day.
The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is near and dear to our hearts. Our team in NJ is always pumped to participate in their annual “Heart Walk”.
American Cancer Society
Visions employees have participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Binghamton, NY for over 20 years. Our team “goes pink” and raises over $5,000 for them each year.
We love wearing jeans at work, but there’s an important reason for it – employees can defer part of their paycheck for local charitable donations in exchange for wearing jeans to work on Fridays. We choose three new charities every month – this time it was the Scleroderma Foundation Tri-State Chapter in Binghamton, NY.