Essendant Charitable Foundation's Day of Giving

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Mission Statement

The Day of Giving enables Essendant to act as one team to support charitable efforts in our local communities across the nation. By focusing our time, talent and treasure on one common goal, we hope to greatly impact the lives of those in need.



Working to promote literacy by actively participating in efforts for our local communities across the nation. By acting as one team, we hope to have a lasting impact on this year’s effort advancing literacy.

Tell Us About Your Day of Giving (2018)

Posted by Lauren Johnson on Aug 29, 2018 10:46:17 AM

What We Are Asking Of You

Each council will select a local, on-site, volunteer opportunity to support or raise awareness surrounding this year's purpose advancing literacy. We ask that you coordinate efforts to create a platform for associates to contribute their time, talent and treasure. Please see Opportunities for Engagement for various ways to make this year's Day of Giving one for the books! (pun intended) Complete the form below and tell us how you plan to spend your Day of Giving.

Come back here to see what other councils are doing to celebrate their Day of Giving.

Opportunities for Engagement:

Celebrate the Past: Utilize this opportunity to showcase engagement in past charitable efforts to advance literacy..

  • Have a coordinator from a previous event present on how a past charitable effort has impacted the local community
  • Set up a table/bulletin board to highlight employee engagement ie. photos, statistics, pamphlets about charitable efforts

Engage Today: Create an opportunity to host an on-site event seeking active employee engagement on the chosen Day of Giving.

  • Partner with your backpack school to help in the library, build out a classroom nook, or volunteer to read to the students.
  • Bring in a speaker to talk about the importance of nutritional or financial literacy
  • Host a book collection event
  • Put on a read-a-thon
  • Volunteer at a local book-bank and help sort books
  • Build a free little-library at a local school or park

Empower Tomorrow: Inspire associates to actively engage in future, local, & charitable efforts.

  • Create an opportunity for employees to sign-up for a future advancing literacy event.

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