In November 2018, Blue Signal launched its first ever Blue Signal Gives Back initiative. In an effort to give back to our community, we implemented a program where the entire team worked together to raise money for a charitable organization of their choosing.
Blue Signal’s company culture is unique in many ways. While we do have four brick and mortar offices – two in Illinois, and two in Arizona including our new HQ – we also find our workplace all across the US in the homes of our remote workers! Because of this, it has been important for us to remain a close-knit company in many creative ways. The Blue Signal Gives Back Initiative allowed us to work as a team to accomplish one major goal – giving back. And we learned a lot about one another along the way!
Here’s how it worked: The program ran for 6 weeks from November through the end of December 2018. All recruiters chose a nonprofit charitable organization that was important to them, and teamed up with members of the support staff. Each team was able to earn money through Send-Outs, Placements, and various metric benchmarks and company trivia. Every week a progress report was sent out to the company, keeping track of which team was in the lead. At the end of the year, the points were added up and the team with the most cash won! The best part? Blue Signal took all the money earned from ALL teams, and donated it to the charity chosen by the winner – placing the donation in their honor. That meant that every send out, every placement, regardless of the winner, translated to a win for one lucky charitable organization. Each employee’s hard work directly benefited the winning organization.
At our year-end holiday party, the Blue Signal Summit – Ryan Walsh was announced the winner. His efforts put him and his organization, the American Parkinson Disease Association, in the lead. Ryan and the entire Blue Signal team was able to raise $1,632.50 to donate to the cause. We are so proud to have had this opportunity to work together as a company to give back to our community!
More about the American Parkinson Disease Association – The APDA is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with PD live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $177 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of PD and ultimately put an end to this disease.