HOW DID THE 24-HOUR GIVE START?
Verdin used to throw a grand holiday party every year. In 2014, we stopped and asked how we could use that time, energy and budget to do something that benefited not just us, but our entire community. The answer: The 24-Hour Give, during which Verdin gives a worthy local nonprofit an entire rebrand—from logo to website—in just 24 hours.
The first 24-Hour Give raised more than $80,000 in donated services from Verdin, local media and businesses, and a team of creative partners. It was such a success, we now do it every year. Even during a pandemic.
The 2020 Give put mental health in the spotlight. Instead of doing a rebrand, Verdin partnered with Transitions-Mental Health Association to create a free public awareness campaign about the nonprofit’s crisis and mental health hotline. And all planning, work, and special events were done virtually for the safety of everyone involved.
So what does 2021 have in store for Verdin’s commitment to give back? This year the plan is to change things up and shift to a Day of Giving, during which the team will volunteer at local nonprofits. Stay tuned to see who the nonprofits will be!
Keep scrolling for highlights from the last seven years of giving.