We’re a proud supporter of #GivingTuesday, an annual day of giving that is projected to raise more than $500 million for charity in 2019. Through our #ePromosCares initiative, we once again named November a “Giving Month” for our team and spearheaded several initiatives to take a company-wide approach to charitable giving.
The main focus for 2019: The Tanner’s Team Foundation.
The Power of Tanner’s Team
Roughly 11,060 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer in the US each year, putting families in a devastating position as they try to maintain a sense of “normalcy” while battling the financial and emotional strain that comes with these heartbreaking diagnoses.
The Fuls of Minnesota family experienced this traumatic situation firsthand and, after losing their 11-year-old son Tanner to a form of pre-leukemia known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome in 2010, decided to do something about it. They launched the Tanner’s Team Foundation with a clear goal: to alleviate the financial strain placed on families whose children have life-threatening illnesses.
Tanner’s Team has directed more than $334,000 in grants to 312 families in 45 Minnesota counties since its inception. One of those families is the Gray family—their son Nate was diagnosed with lymphoma at age 5. His mother, Julie, is part of the ePromos family and we are humbled to be able to give back to this incredible organization this year.
In addition to our fundraiser, ePromos has awarded Tanner’s team $500 in free promotional products as part of the ePromos for Good program. They will be able to use this money to go towards promoting their 10th anniversary this summer.
Promotional Products Education Foundation
During the month, our team contributed a 50% increase this year to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF)—an industry scholarship fund that helps underprivileged students access a college education. We’re proud to support this industry initiative—PPEF is funded by Promotional Products Association International—and, through our donation, to support tomorrow’s future leaders and innovators.
The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard is a kosher food pantry serving seniors and families in need in Broward County, Florida. One of the unique features of The Cupboard is the ability for Goodman Family Services clients to freely select kosher food items that they want, rather than to be given food items that they did not select.“Shopping is arranged by appointment to maintain the highest levels of privacy and volunteers make deliveries to home-bound seniors and Holocaust survivors,” said GJFS Chief Executive Officer Jacob Schreiber. ePromos donated over $250 in kosher canned goods to The Cupboard on December 3, 2019.
The Movember Foundation
ePromos also made a donation to The Movember Foundation—because we believe not only in their powerful message surrounding men’s health but, at the same time, we believe fundraising and awareness-building can be fun!
We created an internal challenge at ePromos – who could grow the greatest ‘stach while raising awareness for men’s health in the process. Such fun for such a worthy cause!
Great job, gentlemen—and thank you to everyone who participated and supported our month of giving.