Merchants Fleet announced the successful completion of its inaugural "Give With Merchants" program, a unique spin on corporate philanthropy that reflects Merchants’ commitment to community engagement and employee empowerment.
During a two-week giving period, which spanned Thanksgiving and Giving Tuesday, Merchants Fleet gifted each of its employees $150 to donate to a charity of their choice. This unique approach led to the company donating $100,000 to 64 diverse charities ranging from local organizations to international nonprofits, illustrating the wide array of causes near and dear to its 700 employees.
"The Give With Merchants program is a testament to Merchants’ unwavering commitment to creating a meaningful impact in the community," said Ted Lague, Director of ESG at Merchants Fleet. “In an era where corporate philanthropy has often lacked innovation, Merchants is rewriting the playbook. What makes this initiative so special, is how it equitably amplifies all voices in our company, while providing an incredible opportunity for every employee to make an impact in our shared community.”
Merchants absorbed all the ‘Give With Merchants’ processing fees, ensuring that every cent donated was fully directed to the chosen charities. In addition, the program's reach was extended with an extra $20,000 raised through strategic third-party matches, significantly amplifying the overall impact of this commendable initiative.
“As Merchants Fleet continues to grow and evolve, the "Give With Merchants" program will remain a cornerstone of our ESG ethos of 'Doing Well, By Doing Good,” said Lague. “We look forward to continuing this tradition of giving and inspiring other organizations to follow in our footsteps.”