Shauna Martin is the founder of Daily Greens, a business she started 12 years after receiving her breast cancer diagnosis at the young age of 33. Like many young women diagnosed with breast cancer, Shauna was introduced to an organization called Young Survival Coalition® (YSC), the premier organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
A competitive salary, great benefits and the opportunity to advance are crucial factors for employees when they are choosing where to work.
But companies that want an extra edge in landing and keeping top talent might want to consider another key factor: a top-flight workplace giving and volunteering program.
According to a new survey of nearly 1,600 U.S. employees by America’s Charities, companies that build effective workplace giving and volunteering programs have a significant leg up when it comes to attracting talent.
The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) serves the southeastern portion of Fairfax County, Virginia. LCAC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs through the generous support of our community. LCAC was founded in 1975 by a group of community-minded women who discovered children attending Gunston Elementary School who were coming to school hungry.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women ages 15–39 living in the U.S., with more than 12,000 new cases each year. Although breast cancer in young women is rare, there are more than 250,000 women living in the United States today who were diagnosed under age 40. In addition to differences in the disease itself, young women also face unique psychosocial challenges as a result of cancer and its treatment, including issues around mental health, career, fertility, parenting and more.
Paul and Julie Gattini came to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's premier clinical research hospital in Bethesda, MD, when Paul needed his second kidney removed. While Paul would remain at the hospital for several days, he worried about Julie. “His biggest concern was not for himself, but for me,” Julie recalled. “Where would I stay?”
Since the Industrial Revolution, companies have offered employee benefits and perks to compete for and retain top talent. Common employee benefits that companies offer (and employees expect) include, health insurance, retirement plans, stock options, and paid leave.
But there’s one employee benefit that could really give employers a competitive edge that few companies are leveraging: employee giving programs.
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) has attained remarkable achievements in promoting safety and justice for victims of domestic violence in Pennsylvania and across the country in its 33 year history. Part of that success is thanks to partnerships they’ve formed with organizations like Pennsylvania’s Major League Baseball teams - the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.