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5 Employers Who Gave Back on #GivingTuesday

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Now in its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a social-media based program that encourages individuals and companies to give back during the holiday season. Since its creation by the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y, the initiative has inspired thousands of people and companies to donate their time and money to worthy causes in their communities.

If you’re in the market for a new job, and giving back is important to you, it might make sense to look for an organization that shares your commitment. Here are just a few of the employers who’ve participated:


Last year, Heinz launched the Selfie for Good program, donating $1 to Stop Hunger Now for each selfie taken with a Heinz ketchup bottle at participating restaurants. The campaign raised $200,000 total. (See salaries at Heinz.)


Linkedin for Good supported a crowdfunding campaign that encouraged employees to donate to non-profits. The company matched donations 3:1 that were made between Nov. 9 and Dec. 2, 2016. The program supported 163 organizations with a total of $600,000 in donations. (See salaries at LinkedIn.)


The 30-year-old cable shopping pioneer partnered with Peace Love World and Nest to create a printed T-shirt and scarf for sale on the network. Sixty percent of the garments’ purchase price will go to fund programs supporting female artisans. (See salaries at QVC.)


T-Mobile upped its #GivingTuesday game this year by creating three donation streams for employees, customers and everyone else:

  • Employees: The company will deposit $28 in each worker’s “Giving Account.” Employees can then donate that cash to any charity they choose.
  • Customers: Via the T-Mobile Tuesdays customer appreciation app, users will receive $2 from the company to donate to American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America or Team Rubicon.
  • Everyone: The company will donate $2 to those same four charities every time someone tweets #GivingTWOgether. (Up to $100,000 total.) (See salaries at T-Mobile.)


The car-sharing company donated 1 percent of revenue from reservations from Giving Tuesday until December 9, 2016, giving a total of $50,000 to Meals on Wheels. (See salaries at Zipcar.)

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