Employee Giving and Volunteering Made Easy with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits’ VolunCheers Online
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has launched VolunCheers Online, a new website where Southern Glazer’s employees can connect with each other to easily organize or find volunteering and fundraising events in support of local charities across the U.S. and Canada.
“VolunCheers Online is a perfect fit for Southern Glazer’s employees, who are incredibly committed to giving back to their communities,” said Cory Cooper, Vice President of Human Resources, East Region, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “For the first time ever, we are able to house all employee charitable efforts — inclusive of all cities across North America — in one centralized portal that all Company employees can easily access. It really is a game changer.”
Instead of relying on word of mouth, email, or sign-up forms, Southern Glazer’s employees can now simply log in to VolunCheers Online to view and manage charitable initiatives.
The new portal allows employees to:
- Organize and promote local volunteering events and fundraising campaigns
- Find and sign up for local volunteer events
- Donate to their favorite charities
- Log their volunteer hours
- Get recognized for contributing to the community
“As Chairman of Southern Glazer’s volunteer program chapter in Florida, I get to witness first-hand our employees’ genuine devotion to making the communities we live and work in a better place,” said Dilip Singh, Finance Director, Southern Glazer’s. “VolunCheers Online is just the kind of tool we need to help take our program to the next level. I can’t wait to see all of the opportunities this will create for our workforce and the community at large.”
“At Southern Glazer’s, we’ve always taken a grassroots approach to philanthropy,” said Cooper. “Our people really want to make an impact, and with VolunCheers Online I think we’ll be able to further nurture the organization’s spirit of community and comradery. That, coupled with the platform’s ability to deliver process optimization and transparency, will be instrumental in enabling us to achieve even greater levels of participation and giving across the Company.”
Employees are encouraged to leverage the new online community to manage any volunteer or fundraising events they are planning in their respective markets. Southern Glazer’s is deputizing VolunCheers Online “ambassadors” across the country to help lead the charge in furthering awareness and participation in VolunCheers Online within their regions. These ambassadors are Southern Glazer’s employees who have demonstrated a passion for giving back to those in need and who have experience organizing charitable events and fundraisers.
Events and campaigns managed through VolunCheers Online this year will be highlighted in the Company’s annual Philanthropy & Giving Report, which will be published in December.
To learn more about Southern Glazer’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, visit the Company’s 2017 Philanthropy & Volunteering Report at http://www.southernglazers.com/images/pdf/2017_Philanthropy_FINAL_Single_Page.pdf