Industry Dive continues Dive Gives tradition with $4K in donations to employee-picked charities
Since 2016, the quarterly Dive Gives program encourages employees to recommend a favorite 501(c)(3) organization to support. Of the recommended groups, the company votes which organizations should receive donations. The two organizations with the most votes receive $2,000 each from Industry Dive.
Vice President of Content Marketplace Jennifer Stenger recommended Restore NYC, which provides housing and other services for human trafficking survivors. Senior Software Engineer James Holcombe submmitted the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides legal services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence, and to vulnerable children living in dangerous situations.
Earlier this year, at the end of Q3, Dive Gives donated $2,000 to Equity Before Birth - as proposed by Senior Editor for Cybersecurity Dive and CIO Dive Naomi Eide. The organization tackles maternal and infant mortality by helping those who are disproportionately impacted - Black moms, birthing people and their infants. The group supplements income in the absence of paid parental leave and covering the cost of essential services and support.
Senior Director of Revenue Operations Kristin Blazer recommended Frisky's Wildlife and Primate Sanctuary, Inc that received the second $2,000 donation. The sanctuary is a five acre property in Woodstock, MD, which takes care of primates that come from sanctuaries or private owners around the country. They also care for small, indigenous wildlife that become injured or orphaned and domestic animals, such as rabbits, and farm animals that are sick or were pets and can no longer be cared for by their owners.
With these donations, Dive Gives has donated more than $53,000 to 42 organizations helping variety of causes on a local, national and global scale.
For more information about Dive Gives, visit https://www.industrydive.com/dive-gives/.