CMD Employees Give Back Through Volunteering and Donations
(APPLETON, WI – January 6, 2022) – CMD, a local original equipment manufacturer (OEM) kicks off their Holiday Give Back Program in alignment with the global initiative, Giving Tuesday. The program is a continuing element of the firm’s overall Corporate Social Responsibility initiative. In alignment with the global initiative, Giving Tuesday, CMD employees organized collection drives and volunteered their time to help charitable organizations over the 2021 Holiday season.
The Holiday Give-Back Program encouraged employees to volunteer during paid work hours. CMD is part of a growing number of companies who pay an employee’s regular wage for volunteering in company-approved charitable causes.
Between November 30 and December 24, CMD employees received up to four hours regular pay, equal to their time volunteering. Recipients of CMD volunteers included the Salvation Army – for bell ringers and assistance with organizing the Toys for Tots program, and Feeding America, Eastern Wisconsin.
Collection drives to benefit local charities were organized for each week in December. Donations were distributed to 4 charities on Tuesdays to align with the Giving Tuesday theme. The charities were selected to benefit local citizens and organizations: Toys for Tots; Vets and Friends; Community Clothes Closet and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin.
Week 1 Toys for Tots
Week 2 Friends of Vets
Week 3 Community Clothes Closet
Week 4 Feeding America
Giving Tuesday is a global network that collaborates to encourage charitable acts and kindness year-round. The last Tuesday of November is marked as the official “Giving Tuesday”, and businesses, individuals and organizations around the world come together to launch giving programs, perform acts of generosity, and volunteer on that day.
CMD designs and manufactures high-performance converting and natural gas compression equipment from its technology development and manufacturing campus located in Appleton. All equipment is manufactured locally by the firm’s 200+ employees. CMD is a significant exporter of Wisconsin-made products, earning the Governor’s Export Achievement Award in 2016.
The firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility program focuses on community outreach and environmental improvement and sustainability while promoting team building and engagement.