Every employee of Cydcor, a California-based sales company, can take any day off each year to devote to volunteer work. The paid day off is part of Cydcor Cares, a program that encourages employees to donate time and money to community causes.
The organization identifies opportunities for employees, who also may choose their own charities. Among the sanctioned causes: food kitchens, literacy problems at public libraries and tutoring, reading or coaching at elementary schools.
Last year, Cydcor employees:
- Participated in “Heal the Bay,” where they collected trash and other debris from Southern California beaches
- Donated 27 large boxes of snacks, toiletries and DVDs to American soldiers through Any Soldier, Inc., an organization that helps nearly 100,000 soldiers in all branches of the military receive letters and packages from home
- Hosted a toy drive to benefit Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles during its annual corporate kick-off meeting
- Helped local families who lost nearly everything when a huge wildfire destroyed nearly 500 homes.