Fusion Tech, with the help of clients and email newsletter subscribers, made a 2016 year-end donation of $2,500 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“As we were gathering the info needed to send out our yearly Christmas card to clients and vendors, we had an idea. Rather than spend countless hours addressing envelopes and writing thank you notes, thousands of dollars printing up and mailing cards, only to have them end up in recycling, why not use that money to help those need,” said Marketing Director Jason Vana. “That’s where the idea to donate the money we normally spent on our Christmas card mailings to charity. We decided to make it fun by having our clients and email newsletter subscribers vote on where we should send the money.”
Our clients and email newsletter subscribers were presented with three choices of charities and given the option to vote on their favorite:
- The American Cancer Society
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- Habitat for Humanity
Eligible charities had to be nation-wide, as Fusion Tech has clients throughout the country, have a solid reputation of helping those in need, and be generally well-known. While the initial list contained over 15 organizations, we were able to narrow the choice down internally to these three.
Voting was open from Monday, December 19 through Tuesday, December 27 and was sent to clients through our email newsletter.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital leads the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Instead, close to 75% of St. Jude’s costs are covered by public contributions — like the one Fusion Tech made.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital received just shy of 70% of all the votes cast, making it the clear choice to receive the money we normally would have spend on mailing out Christmas cards.
Picture via St. Jude website featuring patient Brayden.