I work for a great Company that supports its Colleagues as well as its community. But one of the programs it offers does both! Each November, we have a lottery where Colleagues nominate their favorite charities to receive proceeds from monthly charity days. Colleagues pay $2 each to wear T-shirts with their jeans on the last Friday of the month. The money then is donated to the charity. One month, we donate school supplies for our partner school, Buchanan Elementary. The other 11 months, proceeds are donated to other charities Colleagues support. Take a look at the groups that will benefit from our charity days in 2014: January – Community Cat Coalition of Edmond February – Big Brothers Big Sisters March – Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) Of Central Oklahoma April – Family Builders May – Lupus Foundation June– School Supply Drive for Buchanan Elementary July – International Order of the Rainbow for Girls August – Teach for America September –Safe Haven Animal Rescue October – Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma November – Hope Center of Edmond December – National Multiple Sclerosis Society It feels great to be able to help local and national organizations and know that my fellow Colleagues are involved. And, American Fidelity makes it easy by offering payroll deduction for my monthly contributions. What organization would you nominate if you had the opportunity?