We care about our members, which we’ve hopefully demonstrated throughout the years. As importantly, we also care about the community in which our employees live and work. We take this responsibility very seriously as we strive to make things better – both for our members and our community at large.
We have a committee at Republic called Republic Cares whose sole responsibility is to work on ways to engage Republic employees to become active participants in our community. Every year we donate to Boys & Girls Club, we build houses with Habitat for Humanity, deliver meals for Meals on Wheels, have food drives for the local Food Bank, among other things.
Most recently, we changed things up a bit by hosting a charity Footgolf tournament. Don’t know what footgolf is? It’s soccer golf! That’s right – it’s played on a golf course, we ‘tee’ off from the ladies tees by kicking a soccer ball, and there are holes large enough to fit a soccer ball. It’s a blast!
We had over 30 Republic employees participate. And 100% of the proceeds went to the Movember Foundation – the men’s health awareness organization. Being able to support an amazing organization while also having a great time among colleagues (plus a bit of friendly competition) is what it’s all about!
(The tournament was the day after Halloween, so many people dressed up!)
We had an awesome 2017 here at Republic – we had over 75 employees volunteer and have collected over $3,700 in donations. We’d like to hear from you…
How do you stay involved in your community? What organizations do you support and love? What causes should we support next year?