We believe in giving back to our communities. As a business, it’s one of our core values. As individuals, it’s a central part of our lives.

We offer support in three ways.

First, we take care of one another. For example, a BuzzBee employee’s house burned down, leaving him without a home or possessions. We, of course, gave him paid time off. And when his fellow employees heard about the disaster, they emptied their wallets to make donations. Two associates even spent a day shopping for necessities and getting him settled in a new place.

Second, we help the technology/marketing community. As an illustration, one of our Directors offers marketing support to local startups. Twice a year, she works with the MIT Forum to put on startup clinics. She has also led annual events where new companies make presentations to potential investors.

And third, we support the communities in which we work. Over the course of a year, we make many donations, with a particular emphasis on helping organizations that advocate for women and children. Our primary charitable activity is for Wellspring Family Services. This past year, in our fourth annual Coats-for-Kids drive, we delivered more than 1,000 coats to children throughout Seattle.