For the last several years, Isos has been involved in the Pledge 1% initiative, a global movement encouraging companies of all sizes to make an impact in their communities. This holiday season, we've organized a very special fundraiser for Phoenix Children's Hospital, an organization that continues to raise the bar in terms of world-class, comprehensive healthcare for children.
But First, a Little Background...
Several years ago, Isos Technology joined Pledge 1% along with Atlassian, in which we promised to divert 1% of equity, 1% of product, 1% of profit, or 1% of employee time to charitable causes. This movement has attracted several notable companies, including Yahoo, Yelp, and Salesforce. You can read more about it here.
Several times a year, the community outreach team at Isos meets to discuss different initiatives and charities that we want to support as a company. In the past, we've donated to elementary schools in the Phoenix area, to community organizations like the YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club, to various hospitals, and to veteran causes like Warfighter Made and Honor Flight.
We are constantly looking for different ways to involve all Isos peeps across the country. And we feel extraordinarily lucky that our team is such a giving, caring bunch...all of whom really want to give back to the community.
Details on Our Latest Endeavor
Over the next few weeks, we will be hosting a fundraiser for Phoenix Children's Hospital with a goal to raise $5,000. Phoenix Children's offers the most comprehensive pediatric care services in the Southwest region, providing a full range of services solely dedicated to children, including Arizona's only Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. The hospital's family-centered care programs are remarkably sensitive to what sick and injured children and their families really need. With more than 400 active research projects, Phoenix Children's is committed to finding better treatments and cures for children here in Arizona and across the globe.
And the hospital doesn't just stop there. Phoenix Children's is one of only a handful of children's hospitals recognized in 10 out of 10 categories for clinical excellence by U.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals.
How You Can Help
This year we are accepting cash/card donations, so please feel free to donate here. Isos has also offered to match what is donated by employees, family members, and friends. One hundred percent of the money raised will be used by Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Here is what the representatives at Phoenix Children's have to say about your contribution:
"Monetary donations allow us to take greater infection control precautions and purchase critically important, highly requested items, at lower costs, such as:
- $25: 5 infant rattles, a musical toy for a toddler or 2 board games
- $50: Birthday celebration for a child in the hospital or 8 teddy bears
- $100: Items to meet the play needs of 2-3 long-term patients such as complex Lego sets or craft kits
- $250: Art supplies for a month to an entire unit
- $1,000: Bedside mobiles for 10 infant cribs or a 2-month supply of a unit's playroom and bedside activities"
This option allows for only money donations, no toys, books, or clothing to follow their contact-free donation options.
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Thank you for your consideration and Happy Holidays!