What happens when a company gives each employee $100 to give to charities?
That’s what Union Grove-based Community State Bank recently did with an employee-driven donation campaign called #Gift2Giving. The result was that 27 nonprofit organizations shared a total of $10,100.
On Oct. 10, each CSB employee was presented with $100 to donate back into the communities of Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties. The $100 could not be split; the full amount had to be given to one organization.
CSB also encouraged employees to work together and combine their #Gift2Giving funds to create a larger impact with their donations.
The bank said 100 percent of its employees, 97 people, participated in contributing to nonprofit organizations in southeastern Wisconsin.
Contributions ranged from $100 to $1,400, and the first donation was made on Nov. 13 to American Legion Post 171 in Union Grove. In that case, the employee requested to be able to donate $500, the bank granted her request, and the Legion Post received that amount.
Read more in the Racine Journal Times.