Hi WeHero fam! Apologies that our newsletter is coming out a bit later this month. We know many of you were coming back from some (much needed) vacation. We wanted you to have the opportunity to unpack that inbox.
The beginning of September is always a special time in the world of corporate social impact. A time when we wrap up our summer breaks and recognize the goals we have for the remainder of the year. How close are we to reaching our employee engagement targets? How are our holiday campaign plans looking? Should I buy that giant reindeer at Costco while it's on sale? These are all questions that we’re resting with. Lucky for you, we’re here to support you in reaching every single one of those goals (even the reindeer) as we prepare for the biggest social impact season of the year!
Let's dive in
We talk a lot with our partners and clients about rolling boulders downhill, not up. When it comes to employee engagement and corporate volunteering, that means planning volunteer experiences during times of the year when employees already want to volunteer. This results in increased participation, increased engagement, and more IMPACT!
Social impact days to have on your radar
After the Second World War, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted, which represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. It is an acknowledgment that we should remember and understand the value of each human being, regardless of their nationality, color, race, sex, gender, country of origin, language, or otherwise.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Ready to make one, two, or all of these social impact days amazing for your team? Get in touch with us to see our experiences!
We've officially done the WeHero 100 for a full year and have featured some amazing companies leading the charge when it comes to corporate social impact including:
Ben & Jerry's
Want to be inspired by these programs? Check them all out below!
There are currently 7,335 B Corps in 92 countries with thousands more awaiting reviews to be certified. WeHero is proud to be one of the 7K+ making business a force for good.
Don't let these dates coming up in the next 3 months pass you by as you continue crushing your social impact goals!
Environmental Awareness Month - September
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - September
International Day of Charity - September 5th
International Day of Peace - September 21st
Mental Illness Awareness Week - October 1st
LGBTQ History Month - October
Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October
Global Diversity Awareness Month - October
Fire Prevention Week - October 8th
Indigenous Peoples' Day - October 9th
National Period Action Day - October 9th
World Mental Health Day - October 10th
International Day Of The Girl - October 11th
Blindness Awareness Day - October 13th
International Day of the Eradication of Poverty - October 17
Make a Difference Day - October 28
WeHero designs, plans, and executes corporate volunteer, team building, and employee engagement experiences that create social impact. Our team works to develop new programs to create better cultures, better brands, and a better world. Our mission: Empower the world to change the world.
The WeHero Team