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Why Giving Back Is Good For Business

Posted By Kevin Fett
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This is the time of year when we reflect on our good fortune and opportunities to give back to our communities. Workplace involvement in charitable activities boosts morale among employees because it brings everyone together to serve a common, altruistic goal.

Ion Exhibits takes an active interest in supporting our community year round. For example, we supply scrap material to A Little Bit Board.

Artwork painted by kids is donated to fundraisers and charities including the Disabled Veterans of America.

 

We participate in the Feed My Starving Children Foundation. Team Ion hand-packs, seals, and boxes hundreds of bags of rice, soy, dried vegetables and nutritionally complete meals to ship to kids in need around the world. Watch how much fun we had here.

The holidays tend to bring out our best more than any other time of the year. Many organizations have a favorite charity that they support and we, at Ion Exhibits, do too. In conjunction with the Experiential Designers and Producers Association (EDPA), we participate in a charity dedicated to terminally-ill children.

Exhibit 4 Smiles began eight years ago as a grassroots movement by people from across the exhibit industry. Its mission is to deliver smiles to children suffering with life threatening diseases. Exhibit 4 Smiles works with medical institutions to identify children for the program who are then matched with a sponsor. Based on each child’s individual profile and preferences, sponsors purchase, wrap and tag donated presents. Last year toys, gifts and monetary contributions were distributed to over 230 children.

The Midwest Chapter of EDPA is matched with the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital. Ion Exhibits hosts the collection of donations from companies in Chicagoland at our Itasca showroom.

This year we’ve collected several thousands in donations so far. Monetary donations are also being made by Ion Exhibits and several team members. Sign up to make your donation here.

As a company, we are thankful to all of our customers for putting their trust in us for their trade show and event programs.

As the leader of my company, I am grateful for all of the dedicated people that make up Team Ion.

On behalf of everyone at Ion Exhibits, we wish you a continued wonderful holiday season.