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Colleagues Steer Charitable Efforts

March 7, 2013 02:36 AM

American Fidelity Colleagues are proud of our commitment to the community, and we often look for ways that we can give back. One of our popular programs is Charity Jeans Day.

One Friday each month, our Colleagues pay $2 to wear jeans to work, and all proceeds go to charitable organizations. Best of all, the charities are picked by the Colleagues!

Each fall, we invite Colleagues to nominate their favorite charities to receive one month’s proceeds during the year. Usually, about 50 different charities are nominated. Then, a random drawing selects 11 charities from the list. (We always do a school supply drive in the summer to benefit Buchanan Elementary, our partner school, as one of the charity opportunities.)

We have some wonderful organizations on the list for 2013: 

Charity Month
Project 66 Community Food Pantry January
No Boundaries International – Hope House February
Oklahoma Interviewing Services Inc. March
March of Dimes April
National Alliance on Mental Illness May
Buchanan School Supply Drive June
Heart and Hand Ministries July
Transformation Recovery August
WINGS September
The Bella Foundation October
Citizens Caring for Children November
Greater Oklahoma City Urban League December

 

Many Colleagues sign up for payroll deduction to automatically support the charities, while other Colleagues choose to pay by the month. This program has provided thousands of dollars to charities that are supported by our Colleagues. It’s so satisfying to know that working together we can have a positive impact on our community.


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