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The Benefit of Giving Back

The Benefit of Giving Back
Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 by Businessolver Team

This past year we’ve spent a lot of time showing heart to our clients, and also to our community. Our Businessolver Cares program has accomplished some pretty amazing things over the past year and we’re proud to have the opporunity to make a difference in the lives around us. Take a look at how we’ve been able to help others this year, and the creative ways we accomplished it!

Habitat for Humanity. Our theme at HR Technology Conference was Tech with Heart, and what better way to display that than with a giant, life sized lite brite? For each peg added to our display, we donated $5 to a charity that conference attendees got to vote for. If they tweeted about the experience, we doubled their donation to $10. Habitat for Humanity was the winning charity, receiving a total of $2,500.

Make-A-Wish. Our CEO and President, Jon Shanahan, accepted the #BringTheJolly challenge to help eliminate the loss from local fundraiser, Jolly Holiday Lights, which was cancelled due to flooding earlier this month. Jon donated $10,000 on behalf of Businessolver along with being a Star Sponsor of the event. Our employees also rallied and started an internal campaign to raise money by trading in Swag points into charity dollars. Together, we raised $12,500 in under two weeks to grant wishes for children with life-threatening conditions.

Food Bank of Iowa. Our annual food drive/contest brought in $750 and over 1,500 food items for the Food Bank of Iowa, a private, not-for-profit organization committed to their mission of alleviating hunger through food distribution, partnership and education. The can displays were impressive as ever—take a look at the pictures here!

Meals from the Heartland. Through internal fundraisers, we raised enough money to purchase enough food to package 20,088 meals in two hours onsite with Meals from the Heartland, all while rocking hairnets and aprons!

Ronald McDonald House of Iowa. Our annual mini-golf tournament, the BSC Open, featuring golf holes built with supplies drew in hundreds (three carloads full!) of supplies. Ronald McDonald House was also the recipient of our UltiConnect paint by number mural, bringing in $3,000. Our Denver office conducted several internal fundraisers to reach their goal of raising $2,016 by 2016 and with time to spare, we exceeded their goal, with a grand total of $2,311.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We brought our paint by number project with us to the Employer Healthcare Congress and were excited to reveal St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as our $1,000 mystery charity recipient!

Children’s Cancer Connection. We raised enough this year through our Kentucky Derby decorate a pony contest to be an official cabin sponsor for the Camp Heart Connection Oncology Camp that provides children that have been diagnosed with cancer a week full of typical camp activities and the opportunity to spend time with others that are going through the same emotions and difficulties that they are.

Salvation Army. Our Denver PDP team conducted a toy drive that provided the Salvation Army Angel Tree with over 60 gifts for children in need.


In total, we showed our heart this year by donating over $30,000 and plenty more in donation items. It feels good to give back!

We look forward to continuing to show our heart in 2016!