Black Lives Matter
In support of equality and inclusivity, the TeleTech Community Foundationwill match all employee donations two-for-one until the end of August up to $100K to several nonprofit groups who support civil rights and equality.
The TeleTech Community Foundation is committed to affecting positive change in the communities where we live and work.
The senseless deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others demand that we take a stronger stance against racism and inequality. We stand in solidarity with all our employees and the black community in their outrage and grief for the injustice that has transpired. While we don’t have all the answers today, TTEC is committed to stopping discrimination and racial injustice in America.
To that end, here is the first step we are taking as we start this journey:
2 FOR 1
In support of equality and inclusivity, the TeleTech Community Foundation will match all employee donations two-for-one until the end of August up to $100K to several nonprofit groups who support civil rights and equality. All you need to do is submit your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make the donation to the charity.
Qualifying organizations include:
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The National Urban League
The mission of National Urban League is to enable African Americans and other underserved urban residents to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness.
Breakthrough creates rigorous, vibrant learning communities across the nation to increase the educational and social opportunities of traditionally underrepresented middle and high school students while motivating and training talented college students for careers in education.
|Donations Accepted:||June 5|
|Donation Deadline:||August 31|
*As is the case with all TTEC and TeleTech Foundation philanthropy initiatives, all contributions are voluntary.
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN DONATE
We understand that many people are suffering due to COVID-19 job losses or illness. There are other ways you can donate.
- VOTE: Be sure to register to vote. You can do so online here: https://vote.gov/
- Watch Youtube: Zoe Amira posted an almost hour-long video featuring music, poetry, and art from black creatives. Be sure to watch the adverts as she will be donating 100% of the ad revenue to organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement. Leave a like or a comment on the video and you can increase its visibility and reach to a wider audience and earn even more ad revenue for the cause.
- Donate your time: Many charitable organizations survive through the efforts of volunteers who can answer phones and stuff envelopes. Consider calling up any of the organizations above and asking how you can support their mission.
- Give blood: because of COVID-19, blood banks are running incredibly low. Someone injured during a protest could be saved with your donation. Most hospitals have separate entrances for blood donations so you don’t have to expose yourself to a risk of infection to donate blood.
- Ask for gift donations: Let your friends and family know that you’d rather get donations to the charity of your choice than physical gifts. It’s probably easier to do right now anyway.
- Donate your credit card rewards: Rewards cards will often let you donate your cash back, points, or miles directly to charity. You can usually do it directly from their website.
- Get Educated: You might know about Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but there many other African-American activists we who have made strives to advance all our freedoms. It’s important to understand others’ struggles to truly understand privilege. Here are some resources to get started: Recommended books, podcasts and movies on anti-racism.
- Reflect: Take this opportunity to reflect about all the times racism was apparent but was not called out. Calling out racism can be uncomfortable, but these conversations are necessary to stop it from growing. Learn from the self-reflection and start with those changes.
- Support Black-Owned Businesses: Search for local black-owned businesses to support to show solidarity while uplifting your community.