As part of our commitment to ‘treat others as we would expect to be treated’, which is one of our five core values that we work and live by, we do lots of work with local charities.
We actively encourage our employees to support local and national charities, offering them two working days paid time off per year for charity work or community volunteering.
As well as helping to raise vital funds, we use our expertise to provide our chosen charities with digital marketing support to help raise awareness and elevate their reach. In our UK office, we worked with a local charity called The Lighthouse Futures Trust, which aims to increase employment levels for those with an autistic spectrum condition through its internship program. This is how we helped them:
In our Leeds office, each year we select a local charity to support and then spend the next 12 months working with them, not only to raise funds but to improve their online presence and promote what they do. Our employees get involved in fundraising activities such as bake sales, marathons and other events.
This year was a special year for us in the New York office, as it was the first year we started working with a charity of the year. Like our teammates across the pond, we are working closely with Guide Dogs Organization and America’s Vet Dogs. They work with service users and in partnership with other agencies, to provide a quality service to blind and partially-sighted children, young people and adults as well as veterans and first responders. Fundraising activities being held for the charity include bake sales, Ice Cream Social 5K, trivia night and yappy hour.
“We can’t believe what great impact this has had so quickly. We are truly grateful for the work Search Laboratory put into our website; I never thought that we would achieve such wonderful results.”
Clive Sandle, Director of Simon on the Streets.
This was in reaction to a £35,000 donation from Channel 4’s “The Secret Millionaire” after the donor found the company online.