INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITIES – AND COUNTING.
Our employees donate more than 3,000 hours of their time to various local causes and events each year. We couldn’t be prouder of their efforts, and we take every opportunity we can to recognize them and reward them for it.
Employees also support a Denim Days program that lets them donate $5 to wear jeans on Fridays. Proceeds benefit a different not-for-profit each month, which totals over $40,000 a year! Voluntary payroll deductions add another $120,000 a year that benefits the United Way. Employee-led fundraisers like walks, craft or baked goods sales, and food drives have an impact of nearly $35,000.
Shopping Cart Challenge
Our NY Contact Center employees stepped up to fight hunger in our communities with the ‘Food A Bag-o’ challenge in Binghamton, NY to benefit Broome County CHOW.
Food Collection Drive
Our Central Lending department initiated a food drive this past holiday season, collecting one type of food donation for each day of December. All items were donated to St. Anthony’s Food Pantry in Endicott, NY.
United Way of Tompkins County, Day of Action
Visions joined the volunteer efforts of the United Way of Tompkins County and the Center for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service in Ithaca, NY, for Day of Action. Day of Action is an invitation for people and organizations around the world to put the United Way’s mission into action by volunteering to improve the building blocks for a good quality of life – education, financial stability, and health.
Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment
Visions employees raised $1,380 through our Denim Days program to the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment (AVRE), a non-profit organization in Binghamton, NY that serves people who are blind or visually impaired.
Food Bank of the Southern Tier
Food insecurity impacts individuals throughout the communities we serve, and it’s a cause that our employees are passionate about. Through their donations alone, we raise over $3,000 to benefit the Food Bank of the Southern Tier every year.
ACHIEVE Bowling Tournament
Many of the events we sponsor come with tickets and additional benefits. As the title sponsor of Achieve’s “Pin Crushing” bowling tournament in Vestal, NY, our staff got to bowl for a fantastic cause – and meet Rowdy the Rumble Pony!
Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services
Our employees got to use some of their allotted “Volunteer Time Off” and help beautify the Ithaca, NY community, in partnership with INHS (Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services) during the annual Giving is Gorges day.
The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is near and dear to our hearts. Our team in NJ is always pumped to participate in their annual “Heart Walk”.
American Cancer Society
Visions employees have participated in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Binghamton, NY for over 20 years. Our team “goes pink” and raises over $5,000 for them each year.