Employees of Sparta, Mich.-based ChoiceOne Bank donated to 28 local nonprofits this year as part of an employee “Jean Day” program.
A press release states that employees of the $2.4 billion bank started the program years ago to raise money for local nonprofits. By making biweekly donations to ChoiceOne’s “Jean Day” fund, employees could wear jeans to work on designated Fridays. Surveys were then sent to employees to weigh their interest in supporting different causes and organizations. Money collected throughout the year was given to local nonprofits selected by the employees.
They make biweekly donations to the “Jean Day” fund which allows them to wear jeans to work on certain Fridays. Surveys were sent to employees to weigh their interest in supporting different causes and organizations. Money collected throughout the year is given to local nonprofits selected by the employees.
“Many companies offer blue-jean Fridays; however, ChoiceOne’s ‘Jean Day’ program is different,” said President Michael Burke, Jr. “Our employees commit to supporting our local nonprofits whether they wear blue jeans or not, on the designated Friday, and they have the donation regularly withdrawn from their paychecks. This is a pledge our employees choose to make. I am incredibly proud of them and the commitment they make to our customers and the communities we serve. They continue to amaze me with the compassionate and generous spirits they bring to our bank every day.”