The Growth Heroes team is part of the Pledge 1% community dedicated to giving back. Donating over $5,000 to 18 organizations in 2022, we are proud of our Pledge 1% members.
“Pledge 1%is a global movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes to donate 1% of their staff time, product, profit, and equity to ANY charity of their choosing.” With the connections the Pledge 1% program has given us, the Growth Heroes team was able to make contributions to organizations all across the nation. We are fortunate to have these opportunities to impact the world around us. With over $5,000 in donations across 18 organizations, we are hoping to help the lives of those in our communities.
This years donations were chosen by our employees. Each team member chose an organization they hope to see grow and be able to provide for their communities. Having our team involved within our Pledge 1% contributions is important to our virtual work environment and continuing a sense of community.
2nd Helpings 2nd Helpings is an Indianapolis hunger relief agency aimed at transforming lives through the power of food. They are a community kitchen that does more than collect food; 2nd Helpings “provides an avenue for people to transform their own lives.” Their organization accepts donations to help prepare nutritious meals for thousands of hungry children and adults daily, distributing them free of charge.
American Lung Association A world free of lung disease is the vision of the American Lung Association. Providing education, advocacy, and research for all lung disease patients, 90 cents of every donation goes to program services. These services can be life-saving and life-changing for those in need. Knowing that our contribution leads to such an impact is something we truly love about our Pledge 1% contributions.
Daily Bread Community Food Pantry Based in the small town of Collegeville, Pennsylvania, the Daily Bread Community Food Pantry provides services for over 700 community members each month. That’s over 200 households and 246 children provided with basic needs. From food to hygiene products to back-to-school items and holiday specialties, Daily Bread is a staple support system for the Collegeville community.
Doctors Without Borders Doctors Without Borders is a worldwide organization that “provides independent, impartial medical humanitarian assistance to the people who need it most.” With a project area of more than 72 countries and territories, they can provide over 12 million medical consultations. We support their recognition of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Growth Heroes is proud to support Doctors Without Borders.
Electronic Frontier Foundation The Electronic Frontier Foundation is “the leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.” The EFF is working to support a world where technology supports freedom, justice, and innovation for all. As a leading voice in online rights debates, they encourage supporters to take action through their Action Center.
Gleaners Food Bank The food insecurity rate has increased by 13% since 2019 in Indianapolis. Thousands of food-insecure people and children can count on Gleaners Food Bank for assistance. With 433 mobile pantries across the state, they have distributed 28.6 million meals!
Harmony Theater “The mission of Harmony Theater is to create, support, and offer opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in performing arts activities as an avenue for self-expression, social interaction, and community connection.” The theater provides a creative performance environment for people with disabilities. This organization is a true community for all those involved.
Indy Humane Indy Humane has been “committed to helping central Indiana’s pets in need since 1905.” In 2021, the organization was able to take in 3,600 animals and adopt 2,835 pets to their forever homes. They can provide many routines and other medical services. With the help of various donations, Indy Humane rescues animals in need.
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Keep Indianapolis Beautiful has a variety of community programs aimed at “engaging diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive.” They have an Impact Hub where volunteers can participate and work towards a more beautiful Indianapolis.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a global leader in the fight against cancer. With a mission to “cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families,” This organization makes a difference in millions of lives with personalized treatment and support.
Mayo Clinic - Parkinson's Disease Research Patients at the Mayo Clinic are treated as people first and as patients second. “Treatment at the Mayo Clinic is a truly human experience.” We are happy to donate to their cause and goal of innovation with impact. With treatment facilities and medical professionals nationwide, patients access the top-level care they need anywhere.
Milford Arts Council - MAC Endowment Fund “The MAC Endowment was established to promote and nurture the arts in Milford and surrounding communities by offering grants and scholarships to local student and adult artists.” With the help of donations like ours, students can pursue their goals of furthering their education in areas such as music, dance, creative writing, visual arts, and theater.
Rainforest Foundation US Focused on the countries of Peru, Brazil, Guyana, and Panama, the Rainforest Foundation is working “to support indigenous and traditional peoples of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights.” Rainforests are crucial to the environment and global warming as they absorb and store more carbon dioxide than all other types of forests.
SPCA Cincinnati The SPCA of Cincinnati has a 99% live release rate. As a no-kill shelter, 100% of healthy and safe pets find homes. Their mission is “to be a driving force in promoting animal welfare, strengthening the human-animal bond, providing humane education, and eliminating pet overpopulation.”
The Current - mpr.org The Current is a listener-supported music station. Supporting The Current “connects communities across the region through trusted news, independent music, and community conversation, no matter where you live or how you listen.” They also host several events within the community, bringing people together through music.
WFYI “WFYI is a nonprofit organization providing trusted news and quality entertainment for 50 years while educating and engaging the community.” In this age of digital transformation, where misinformation spreads quickly and easily, it is pivotal to have a source of reliable and accurate information. WFYI aims to provide just that to its listeners.
Wheeler Mission – Programs for Homeless Women and Children 65% of the Wheeler Missions’ income comes from monetary contributions towards programming and fundraising to provide for those in need. Their “services take a holistic approach to our local homeless community by providing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual help.” With shelter services, residential programs, and additional recovery programs, the Wheeler Mission can change lives within the Indianapolis area.
Wounded Warrior Project The Wounded Warrior Project provides for the post-service needs of veterans when they return home. They have programs for “mental health, career counseling, and long-term rehabilitative care.” With a vision “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history,” Growth Heroes is proud to donate to an organization providing such support to those in need.
In addition to our monetary donations noted above, we would like to give special recognition to the time members donated throughout the year as well. As a project manager for DLRS, Jim has the opportunity to provide insight and support with his time. Other team members have been able to provide their time to organizations such as Toys for Tots and local organizations that focus on giving back to local communities.
Growth Heroes is a proud member of Pledge 1% and takes full advantage of the opportunities to donate our time, product, profit, and equity to our chosen charities. Giving back to our communities and knowing we can help organizations make a difference in someone’s life is truly joyous. We look forward to seeing the positive changes these organizations can have on the world around us.