Every year a ton of gifts are sent out by businesses to their partners and customers in time for the Holidays. Collectively, they are spending millions of dollars on this. However, while gifts are nice, we decided last year that we’re not going to play this game. We donated the money to charity instead, in our case by supporting Doctors Without Borders.
Now we would like to urge other companies to do the same. Spend that big batch of gift money on a charity of your choice. It makes a difference.
We sent out our holiday greeting cards to customers and partners yesterday. It’s always fun to also give away some cool gifts, but we decided this year to instead make a good-sized donation to Doctors Without Borders (a.k.a. Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF). We are in awe of their selfless, humanitarian efforts. They make a real difference in the world and we are more than happy to support them.
We would like to encourage other companies to do the same. Pick your charity of choice and lend them a hand by making a donation. They can always use your help.