How to Turn Distance Into Hope Through Virtual Fundraising Efforts

We at SambaSafety know the importance of keeping our employees engaged, even as we remain in the remote working environment. While our “Sambans” have been able to stave off that feeling thanks to the help of our remote culture team, there has also been a deep desire to give back.

On May 21, we had our second Socially Distant Sprinter, a virtual relay that raised over $2,000 for Food Bank of the Rockies. Due to the immense success, we decided to have another Socially Distant Sprinter, this time raising funds for the NAACP

The enthusiasm was contagious and the determination to meet the outlined $2,500 goal with subsequent company match was palpable, thanks in part to Sambans cheering one another on all throughout the day. Our team of 41 Samba Sprinters were able to cover a total of 303.8 miles. Whether walking, running, cycling or rollerblading their way through the day, those who participated were able to achieve personal records.

With the support and generosity of our athletes and countless sponsors, our individual contributors raised almost $3,000  When adding in SambaSafety’s company match, it brought fundraising efforts to reach over $5,400, to be donated directly to the NAACP.

We couldn’t be more proud of our team here at SambaSafety. There are countless stories of contributions our Sambans make to their communities and various organizations, even while remaining remote. With the right activities, shared goals and technology, activities such as the Socially Distant Sprinter can make a great culture even better, all while raising money for a great organization.

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