Each year, GNY employees vote to select a charity to support by means of in-house fundraisers such as raffles, potluck lunches, trivia contests and "Jeans Fridays," our most successful, lucrative and consistent money-maker. Every Friday, employees have the option of wearing jeans to work, if they contribute $5 to the charity they elected to support that year. In our new remote environment, GNY has hosted virtual gatherings and events to collect money for our sponsored charity. GNY matches dollar for dollar all money donated by employees for that year's charity sponsorship.
GNY's 2021 charity selection is The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
NAMI is an alliance of more than 600 affiliates who work in your community to provide support to those in need. NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
"What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, they are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need."
To learn more about NAMI, please visit their website.
Along with in-house fundraisers, GNY also raises money by hosting a variety of events, the most popular of which are our producer golf outings.
In June of 2018, GNY also worked with our Quincy, MA office in helping send newly arrived refugee elementary school students to participate in a city-wide mini Olympics where students participated in track and field events.
Over the past seven years, we've raised money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (2020), American Cancer Society (2019), Shriners Hospitals for Children (2018), Make a Wish Foundation (2017), The Alzheimer's Association (2016), Wounded Warriors (2015), St. Jude's Children's Hospital (2014) and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (2013).