Series: What B Corporations do for the World #12
Posted by AMS / Thursday, December 10, 2020
This week’s offering in our B Corporation series features the theme of Giving Back to the community. In the past we have published blogs about how AMS Fulfillment gives back to the community through volunteering, donating, serving on Boards and so forth. We know from long experience how giving back is beneficial for the community and for ourselves. This week we will talk about how AMS encourages employees in their support of non-profits.
Samantha Hicks, Sr. Administrator, Human Resources Benefits, administers a unique program wherein AMS employees who participate in or support a non-profit organization or non-profit extracurricular activity can apply to AMS and receive a $100 donation to their organization from AMS in appreciation of their community service. It’s called the AMS Employee Extra Curricular Donation Program. Each month three gifts of $100 are given to three nominated non-profits.
Recent donations include $100 to Valencia High School Sports Medicine Academy (see image below), AYSO Castaic Region, Breast Cancer Awareness- Girls Gone RX, Relay for Life and Antelope Valley High School ROTC Program.
This week we are also pleased to feature an article on Giving Back from the BCorporation.net website.
Giving Back Throughout the Year: 3 B Corps Share How to Create Mission-Aligned Charitable Partnerships
Companies of All Sizes Show Why Doing Good Is Good for Business
“In a year when many days were repetitive, we’ve hit the season when each day gets a commercial nickname: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday.
“That final day — Giving Tuesday — has expanded from its start in 2012 at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City into the current global celebration of generosity that encourages millions of people to help others through donations of time or money. The center’s initial goal — to make giving a part of everyday life — is uplifted by the Certified B Corporation community, made up of businesses that operate with a stakeholder mindset that includes benefit to people and planet as well as the bottom line.
“For the three B Corps highlighted below — NEEV, a solo entrepreneur’s venture; Lemonade, a growing and innovative insurance midsize business; and Davines, a large international hair and skin care company — giving back to the community is an inherent part of doing business throughout the year. “