To honor Giving Tuesday, it’s a time for us to reflect on the profound impact of integrating giving into our business model and the meaningful difference it has allowed us to create in the world.
Through our steadfast commitment to the giving philosophy and the "1% pledge," we have been able to demonstrate our dedication to community support and sustainability.
What Is Pledge 1%?
Pledge 1% is a global movement that encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, profit, product, and/or employee time for their communities. This practice not only enables businesses to contribute to important causes but also nurtures a culture of giving within the organization, inspiring meaningful change and social responsibility.
- Pledge 1% has seen over 12,000 companies from 100 countries commit to giving back which has resulted in millions of dollars and countless hours donated to various causes around the world.
We're committed to donating 1% of profit, product, and revenue from housekeeping and parking to charitable causes. By joining the movement, we're taking a bold step to ensure that giving back is embedded in the DNA of our future business operations.
"We are thrilled to join an incredible group of companies across the globe that believe in giving back," said Chris Fleming, CEO of Compass Furnished Apartments. "We are dedicated to making a difference in our community and believe that by incorporating philanthropy into our business model, we can inspire others to do the same."
How We Help
Pledging 1% has empowered us to engage in a range of initiatives that have resonated deeply within our community and beyond:
- Providing Free Room Nights: Throughout the year, we have extended a helping hand by providing discounted or free room nights to individuals and families traveling for medical purposes.
- Planting Trees for Every Employee's Birthday: Embracing environmental sustainability, we have committed to planting a tree for every employee's birthday.
- Donating $100 to a Nonprofit for Each Employee's Work Anniversary: In celebration of our team members' dedication and hard work, we donate $100 to a nonprofit organization of their choice in their name on their anniversary.
- Rewarding Employees: Recognizing the immense value of our dedicated team, we believe in rewarding employees for their exceptional contributions.
- $10K Donated to Hospitality Homes: We donated $10K to be the Presenting Sponsor at Hospitality Homes’ annual Golf Tournament this past July which helped raise over $150K for patients and families traveling for medical purposes.
Philosophy of Giving
Joining Pledge 1% is more than just a commitment to donate, it's a commitment to a philosophy of giving, making a difference, and being part of a global movement that is changing the way businesses operate. By joining us in taking the pledge, your company can be part of this change and help create a better world.
As we embrace Giving Tuesday, we are filled with gratitude for the opportunity to integrate giving into our business practices and witness the transformative impact it has had on our community and organization. Through the 1% pledge and our dedicated initiatives, we remain steadfast in our commitment to fostering positive change and contributing to a more compassionate and sustainable world.
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