Facilisgroup, was honored to band together recently with Cap America, alphabroder and Next Level Apparel to raise over $30,000 for Ukraine. All of the funds raised go to World Central Kitchen, which works to feed Ukrainians in need, and the National Bank of Ukraine, which is organizing assistance for a variety of relief efforts for citizens.
After setting a $25,000 goal, our fundraiser exceeded expectations and raised a total of $30,324 through donations and the sale of T-shirts and caps. During the two-week duration, we reached out to our entire community of distributors, suppliers and employees and ran a 48-hour company match, which raised over $9,000 alone.
The initiative began when our Facilisgroup President Ashley McCune heard about the difficulties faced by one of our very own employees, who has family and friends near the capital city of Kyiv.
“Like so many others, I have been devastated watching this crisis unfold but didn’t know at first exactly how we as a community could help,” said McCune. “Facilisgroup, like the other companies we’ve partnered with, share that feeling of responsibility to do what we can. This is why we started Facilis Cares, to come together in moments like this.”
Facilis Cares is our company’s program dedicated to charitable giving, whether that be through donations, or acts of service. While we organized the initiative and launched the PopUp sites for orders through our e-commerce platform, Commercio, we could not have done it without the support of our Suppliers Cap America and alphabroder who donated the soft goods, and Next Level who donated its time and resources to decorate the products. It truly was a team effort.
“We couldn’t be more appreciative to partner with Facilisgroup and the other organizations on this humanitarian effort,” said Tom Spoltman, director of strategic sales for alphabroder. “We know in times like these, we must come together to do what we can from afar. Every little bit counts.” We agree Tom, we agree – every bit counts!