Each Fall, CareSource employees participate in an 11-day, company-wide campaign for United Way organizations across the country. This year employees pledged more than $410,000 and the CareSource Foundation donated an additional $75,000 in funding for a total of $500,000. Nearly $400,000 will stay in the Dayton Region supporting the United Way of Greater Dayton. These donations will provide much-needed resources for child and adult daycare, food pantries, shelter and many other essential needs.
CareSource Chief Administrative Officer and CEO of the CareSource Foundation Dan McCabe shares why the 2020 Campaign was so special for our organization.
Why is it important for CareSource employees to support United Way organizations?
CareSource is a mission-focused organization and it is inspiring to see our employees live that out personally to support our communities and neighbors. Our employees understand and live our mission to impact the lives of our members- many of which rely on collaborative services through partnerships with the United Way.
Since 1995, CareSource and CareSource employees have contributed to the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, pledging more than $4.37 million. These funds have helped the United Way and its partner agencies provide the social safety net for individuals and families in our communities.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the campaign from previous years?
CareSource is always proud of our employees and their ability to support and give back to the community- especially during the heightened time of need during COVID-19.
This year’s United Way campaign was especially critical due to the economic and societal impact of COVID-19. Throughout the years of our campaign, our employees have come forth to share their personal experiences with partners of the United Way and how their lives were directly impacted. This year, a few employees shared in a video how the United Way impacted their and their family’s lives. Our organization and employees fully understand how individual donations pull together to improve the Dayton community.
How else do CareSource employees give back?
Community support is engrained in the CareSource culture and within our employees. Last year alone, we empowered employees to spend 15,659 volunteer hours giving back to local organizations during business hours.
— CareSource (@caresource) August 23, 2019
The choices for reputable and worthy nonprofits are varied and vast, and there are opportunities to give back for everyone. Volunteering is a personal choice and employees are not obligated or mandated to volunteer. The pandemic has changed the landscape of volunteering this year but I’m pleased to share the creative ways our employees continually serve our communities with their time and their resources.