BIG COMPANIESIN THE SPIRIT OF GIVINGB y A l e x G e m i c i
Lots of people like to give back and volunteer for the holidays,and it's not uncommon to hear about small businesses
embracing that giving spirit. Stereotypes may tell you that bigcompanies don't give back too much, but these four companies
would have you think otherwise.
DISNEY"Share the Joy" is a Disney-led program
that allows the huge entertainmentcompany to work with a number of
nonprofits and charities. FeedingAmerica and Toys for Tots are two such
foundations, and they are also a sponsorfor Family Volunteer day.
WALMARTWalmart is known for being a bustlingbig-box store all year round, butespecially during the holidays. But thatdoesn't stop them from giving back!Most corporate giving is done throughthe Walmart Foundation, whichprovides grants for commnity projects.Walmart also is involved with toy drives.
Big Media companies like the Telegraphdon't always cut a check for donations.
Instead, they use their platform to bringawareness to a number of causes. It's
annual Christmas Charity Appeal alsohas a long history of success.
THOMASSMITH GROUPIt's fitting that one of the largestshipping companies includes water intheir charitable effotts. Each year, theircharity swim attracts hundreds ofswimmers with diverse sponsors.