At BigMachines, we believe that it is the responsibility of corporations to give back to the community through charitable activities and giving. The 'BigChange' Philanthropy Initiative offers BigMachines' employees and partners the opportunity to give back to the community through teamwork.
In the inaugural year of BigMachines' Big Change Initiative, BigMachines will focus its philanthropic efforts on the themes of homelessness & hunger and math & science education. Quarterly activities are planned for team participation on a local and global scale.
Learn more about organizations selected for the Big Change Initiative below:
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build with people in need regardless of race or religion and welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.
Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses alongside our homeowner partner families.
Habitat for Humanity International operates worldwide and has been selected to be a global philanthropy for the Big Change Initiative.
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community. The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 69 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 145,000 meals every day. The Food Depository’s programs and services for children, older adults and the unemployed and underemployed address the root causes of hunger.
For 27 years this annual event has been a grassroots benefit for the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s member agencies. The walkers, whose numbers have grown every year to over 9,400, helped to raise more than $500,000 last year by soliciting donations on their behalf. This 3.1 mile walk takes place along the lakefront starting at Soldier Field and concluding with live entertainment.