The end of the year is a popular time for companies to get involved with charities, but at OneLogin we asked ourselves — Why can’t OneLogin give back as often as possible, at any time of the year?
For OneLogin, giving back to the neighborhood in which we live and work was a no brainer. This month we launched OneLogin Cares, a philanthropic initiative focused on service and charitable giving. OneLogin Cares introduces employees to local charities, hosts a corporate wide quarterly service event, and empowers employees to spend time working with organizations of their choosing - at any time of the year.
We kicked off OneLogin Cares with an afternoon at GLIDE, where some of our San Francisco employees served meals to the hungry of San Francisco. GLIDE is an organization which offers multiple services to the community through their wellness, leadership and growth programs, which also includes serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner for those in need.
The event started with an orientation and introduction to GLIDE, and our team was asked to answer tough questions: why does this cause matters to us, who will we be serving, and what impact do we want to have? We were reminded this was about neighbors helping neighbors.
We were then broken into groups and assigned to a station. I was assigned to help clear off tables in order to maintain a constant flow of meals served. The shift seemed to fly by and before I knew it, we were tidying up and closing down the kitchen.
At the close of our shift with GLIDE, there was an overall sense of pride; pride in our team, pride in our community, and pride in OneLogin. “OneLogin Cares has created a network of socially conscious and engaged employees who want to give back to our own communities to impact our collective futures,” said Mai Ton, VP of HR.
I’m proud to be part of OneLogin’s newest employee-led initiative, OneLogin Cares. We realized that we can make a difference to help build a better world, together. Do not wait until the end of the year to have an impact on the lives of those who need it the most. OneLogin Cares believes charitable giving is a year-round effort.
Click here to learn more about GLIDE, and how you can get involved with this very generous organization!