Employees Raise $40,000 + during Bowling Fundraiser; $15,000 Pledged for Make-A-Wish Georgia
Sandy Springs-based benefits delivery innovator, Hodges-Mace, LLC, announces the success of Summer of Service 2019 with 38% higher employee participation and 48% more hours served than last year. During the month of June, 281 out of Hodges-Mace’s 298 employees donated 898 hours to 13 local charities. Employees participated in 23 projects (vs. 15 in 2018) for the following charities:
- Furniture Bank of Atlanta
- Green Team – Pitch in for Piedmont Park
- Books for Africa
- Cub Scouts STEM Camp
- Meals On Wheels
- PAWS Atlanta
- Lifeline Animal Project
- Action Ministries – Smart Lunch Smart Kid
- Atlanta Community Food Bank
- Fill Ministries – Meals by Grace
- Children’s Restoration Network – Mary Hall Freedom House
- Children’s Restoration Network – Carrie Steele-Pitts Home
- Camp Twin Lakes
Now in its fourth year, Hodges-Mace’s Summer of Service program exemplifies the company’s corporate culture and mission to serve others. It’s also an effective team building opportunity to strengthen relationships among colleagues outside the office, fostering a sense of shared purpose and community.
Summer of Service is an intense three month HR initiative directed by Hodges-Mace Executive Assistant, Kristina Charnecki. In April, Kristina evaluates local charities, many of which come from employee referrals where employees volunteer on their own time. In May, she recruits team captains to lead each project. In June employees go out into the field to work on their service project of choice.
About this year’s record 38% growth in participation, Kristina cites increased headcount and support from the leadership team.
“Hodges-Mace is in the service business – Our Summer of Service campaign is a great example of how we reinforce our corporate culture and commitment to helping others,” said Peter Mace, Co-CEO, Hodges-Mace. “It’s deeply rewarding to see the steady growth in employee participation year over year.”
Every year, in addition to Summer of Service, Hodges-Mace offers two days of paid time off to employees to volunteer at a charity of their own choosing.
Bowling for Dollars
The 2019 Summer of Service season culminated with Hodges-Mace’s Bowling for Dollars event at The Painted Pin in Miami Circle on Saturday, August 24th, raising over $40,000.
During this annual family fundraising event, employees and their families bowled to raise money for several Atlanta charities including: Bobby Dodd Institute, Atlanta Youth Academy, Wellspring Living, Make-A-Wish, and the Boydston Foundation at Children’s Healthcare.
Make-A-Wish Georgia Campaign
Other philanthropic endeavors, include Hodges-Mace’s recent partnership with Make-A-Wish Georgia. Committed to raising $15,000 by year end, employees have already donated more than $6,000. Wishes spark imagination and deliver hope to children with critical illnesses. Reaching this goal will enable Hodges-Mace to sponsor the wish of a kid in the Atlanta community, making their dreams come true! Employees are encouraged to donate here.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hodges-Mace, LLC is a leading provider of benefit management software and services. Acquired by Alight Solutions in July 2019, Hodges-Mace works with small-to-mid-size companies and Fortune 500 enterprises in a variety of industries, including education, energy, gaming, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Hodges-Mace is a respected leader in the employee benefits industry and is dedicated to helping employees and employers make smarter benefits decisions through a blend of innovative technologies and intelligent service solutions. The company was named a 2018 Top 10 Cloud Solution provider by HR Tech Outlook Magazine. Employees voted Hodges-Mace One of the Best Companies to Work for in Georgia in 2016 and 2017. For additional information visit http://www.hodgesmace.com.