Corporate volunteer work for St. Jude.

Kay Jewelers team members visited the hospital to distribute cuddly
bears to all and host a make-your-own sundae party for the patients.

Many of our corporate partners visit the hospital to present fundraising checks, host patient events and to hear firsthand how their fundraising dollars are being used to help fight pediatric cancer and other childhood catastrophic diseases. Often, the employees visiting have excelled at fundraising for St. Jude, and the trip to St. Jude is part of an incentive program to build loyalty for the St. Jude mission and to encourage fundraising among all of their employees.

Additional St. Jude volunteer opportunities are available locally and regionally across the country, and we welcome support for any of these vital fundraising initiatives. Examples of such opportunities include workplace giving, paid casual dress days, radiothons, marathons and walks, and many others. Volunteer opportunities are a great way to participate in fun and meaningful events to benefit St. Jude. Companies can also get creative and design independent fundraisers to be held at their headquarters, such as candygrams, miniature golf competitions, family-friendly carnivals, spare change drives and many others. Now more than ever, people are interested in supporting causes. According to the 2008 Edelman Goodpurpose Study, globally 80 percent of consumers feel that during a recession, it is still important for brands and companies to set aside money for social purpose, and 68 percent of consumers say that in a recession, they would remain loyal to a brand if the brand supports a good cause. According to the 2008 Cone Cause Evolution Survey, 52 percent of Americans still expect companies to financially support social or environmental causes and nonprofit organizations during an economic downturn, and 26 percent say it is more important than ever for companies to support causes and nonprofits.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities in your area, please click here.