In late 2016, Fíonta decided to partake in Pledge 1% – “a global movement to create a new normal in which giving back is integrated into the DNA of companies of all sizes.” Our two founders created the company in 2001 with this very concept in mind and we have been informal supporters of these tenets for years. Fíonta employees work here because we absolutely believe that solid global citizens give back.
As we became partners with Salesforce.org and learned about Pledge 1%, we eagerly leaned in. Following a company retreat, Fíonta took the pledge and joined over 2,750 companies in over 60 countries.
We look forward to sharing more information and first-person exposition on the experience. As we reflect on last year, we would like to acknowledge the 13 nonprofit organizations that employees chose for the 1% Time portion of the Pledge. We were honored to donate over 400 volunteer hours over the year.
American Jewish World Service
One of our team members chairs the AJWS Global Circle DC Steering Committee and works with a group of dedicated young professionals to raise money and spread the word about the important and meaningful social justice work AJWS is doing around the globe to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world.
Extra Life / Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals
Community Action Council of Howard County
A D.C. teammate volunteered as a Client Shopping Assistant for the Howard County Food Bank in Columbia Maryland. She helped the clients with their shopping, packed and sorted food, and spent time talking with the visitors.
D.C. Central Kitchen
Several Fíonta team members volunteered prepping and serving meals at D.C. Central Kitchen, an innovative food bank that recycles food from around Washington DC and trains unemployed adults to develop work skills while providing thousands of meals for local service agencies in the process. We are professional onion dicers at this point!
The Future Foundation
The Future Foundation empowers and activates “future adults” (13-21 years of age) and their families with social justice advocacy, community organizing and resource development skills to improve their future. Our volunteerism included marketing, outreach, flyer design, and Facebook ads in support of events and advocacy efforts.
Good Deeds Day
One of our project managers volunteered at a local DC school to help build a garden, paint hallways and catalog hundreds of books for the school library.
Hypothermia for the Homeless Initiative in Vienna, Virginia feeds and houses homeless persons for a night. An employee prepared and fed dinner, then spent time talking with individuals over a home-cooked meal, in addition to taking orders for and preparing the next day’s lunch.
Kid City Hope Place
One of our Los Angeles team members worked with a low-income high school senior on college applications, scholarships, and college prep through Kid City Hope Place.
Mercy for Animals
Hard working nonprofit employees at Mercy for Animals deserved a catered vegan luncheon prepared by a Fíonta employee and his partner. We encourage everyone to take part in volunteerism!
Miriam’s Kitchen’s goal is to end chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C. and it works towards that by providing healthy meals, case managers, advocacy, and housing. A D.C. team member volunteers with Miriam’s Kitchen providing food service and companionship to clients.
Located in northern California and providing services throughout the United States and beyond, Red Rover advocates for animals and responsible owners. From emergency shelter and care to financial assistance to low-income individuals and survivors of domestic violence so that they can stay with their pet(s), we are proud to support Red Rover. One of our employees acts as a Chairman on the Board of Directors.
Schools on Wheels
Schools on Wheels is a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles that matches volunteer tutors with homeless or homeless-sheltered children. A Fíonta employee spends an hour each week with an eight year old girl working on homework and homework skills.
Wreaths Across America
One of our DC-based employees and her family (again, volunteerism is even more fun with family!) lay wreaths at grave sites across Quantico National Cemetery on National Wreaths Across America Day.