Tis’ the season of giving! Many organizations are making their year-end requests and I know charities count on December giving for much of their annual budget. At Halderman we have new program that helps charities year-round.
About 2 years ago the Halderman Companies started a wellness program. We do the typical health screens and provide lots of health related information. We also gave our entire staff Fitbits so that they can measure their steps each day. After a few months we began our own Halderman Fitbit Challenge. We monitor total steps each day (7 days per week) and if someone goes over 10,000 steps in a day they receive one entry (30 possible entries) into a monthly drawing. At the end of the month a name is drawn and we donate $100 to their favorite charity.
So far our donations in 2017 have gone to:
Preble County, OH YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
85 Hope (Wabash County, IN)
Riley Foundation Dance Marathon
Red Cross – Houston Relief
Women’s Resource Center in Crawfordsville
Rush County Community Foundation
Southeastern Guide Dogs
We are committed to the health of our staff and to making a difference in our communities. This challenge does both and I am excited each month to see what charity receives the blessing of some “mid-year” funding. Our next adventure with the Fitbit is a corporate challenge with a local business here in Wabash. More on that in January . . . Merry Christmas everyone!