Together, we don’t just give—we celebrate!

Community Health Charities company partner Medica’s 2017 “Together We” giving campaign didn’t just focus on fundraising. Instead, it focused on uniting the Medica community around a single cause:  Together we can make a difference.

The campaign kicked off with a picnic with over 900 Medica employees. The lunch was emceed by “Medtallica,” a band comprised of Medica employees. When the bass player unexpectedly wasn’t able to attend, a board member stepped up and jammed impromptu with the band.

The rest of the campaign was filled with events to keep spirits high, including a community showcase, raffles for parking spots, candy grams, service day projects, and a silent auction.

The campaign ended with canoe races where the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners that received a check to donate to their charity of choice, executives singing karaoke and a celebration of everything the Medica team did for their community, both volunteering and fundraising. Employees tied 20 blankets for a local charity partner, created 375 detergent packets, collected 500 bracelet kits for children in hospitals, and raised over $370,000 for charity partners.

Looking to host a giving celebration like Medica? Use our Volunteering on the Spot toolkit to find easy volunteer activities, like Medica’s tie-blankets, to engage your employees and build stronger, healthier communities.