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LCSWMA Employees Give Extra!

November 21, 2017 ·

Congratulations Lancaster County for contributing $8.6 million to the ExtraGive! LCSWMA was proud to sponsor this amazing day of giving that helps our community thrive. And LCSWMA believes that when our community thrives, our employees thrive too.

So, in addition to sponsoring the ExtraGive, we also strive to foster a philanthropic culture at LCSWMA. That’s why we challenged employees to give extra – and they did! Ninety employees contributed a total of $19,245 during the ExtraGive this year!

How did they do it? Let’s just say there was no lack of fun… 

To start, we created a committee of 15 “ExtraGive Champions” from our four facilities, who planned an internal campain called “Gather to Give”.  This employee-powered initiative set two goals:

  1. Raise $15,500 (achieved $19,245!)
  2. 70 employee participants (achieved 90!)

LCSWMA offered incentives if we achieved these goals.

Prior to campaign launch, our ExtraGive Champions developed internal marketing materials to explain the purpose of the campaign, along with providing updates as the campaign progressed.

“Gather to Give” launched on October 23, with “Thanksgatherings” at each LCSWMA site. These lunch n’ learn sessions featured a Thanksgiving-themed lunch, where employees learned more about the impact of the ExtraGive on the Lancaster community and how our internal campaign would support this day of giving.

Employees could make a one-time donation or contribute through payroll deduction, which provided them the opportunity to give more as their dollars could be stretched throughout the year.

An “Early Bird Special” during the week of November 6th encouraged employees to commit to giving early for a chance to win one of two prizes.

November 13th kicked-off ExtraGive week with a LCSWMA basket competition. Our various departments and sites teamed up to create baskets of goodies, with such themes as pet lovers, the handy man, couples needing a date night, and more. Employees received raffle tickets based on their donation amount, and the baskets were raffled-off on November 17.

On the day of the ExtraGive, our champions made one more big push for donations, setting up pledge stations at each site.

The efforts of LCSWMA’s ExtraGive Champions and the generosity of employees made the Gather to Give campaign a success for LCSWMA and our community, as we far surpassed both goals. Waste is definitely a resource that gives back!

We hope this information inspires other organizations to create their own employee campaigns. 


Tags: Community Events · Faces of LCSWMA

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