Giving Matters to The Port of Oakland

Community Health Charities and the Port of Oakland have partnered for more than 20 years through their annual workplace giving campaign. Every year, Community Health Charities and Port employees unite to provide opportunities for a healthy future for individuals, children, families and communities in Northern California.

To help improve campaign efficiency and employee participation this past year, Community Health Charities worked with Port of Oakland Executive Assistant and employee campaign coordinator Cheryl Ho to construct a customized donation platform through GivingMatters365.

GivingMatters365 is a free tool for companies looking for help in managing employee pledges. It is self-sufficient, offers various levels of reporting and flexibility in campaign run times, and provides donor access to vetted, trusted charities or feature charities and causes that are important to your organization and employees. The platform tracks campaign progress in real time, ensuring campaign goals are met.

After implementing this donation platform, the Port’s workplace giving campaign increased by 30 percent and raised $54,605. Thanks to the Port’s Social Responsibility Division who sponsored all administrative fees, 100 percent of the proceeds raised went to support the selected charities.

“Building strong and healthy communities is important to the Port of Oakland. We understand that when individuals and families are thriving and healthy, they can pursue opportunities that increase their quality of life, such as home ownership, successful schools, reduced blight, and decreased crime rates,” said Ms. Ho. “Whether it is volunteering to clean up the coast line, supporting local after-school STEM programs, or encouraging a healthy lifestyle by sponsoring our employees to participate in our local running festival, we are fully committed to offering real hope for a brighter tomorrow for future generations. I know we can continue to create positive impact for our communities through our work with Community Health Charities.”

If you are interested in running a workplace campaign, we are here to help. Whether you use our donation platform or any of our turnkey campaign resources or materials, Community Health Charities is with you every step of the way. For more information, contact us at [email protected].