Supporting the communities we serve is an important part of our mission at Origin Bank. We recognize the power of giving back and the meaningful impact it has on the people and places where we live and work.
That’s why we created Project Enrich, an initiative that enables our team members to make a hands-on difference in their local communities. Every year, Origin grants full-time employees up to 20 hours of paid time-off, which they can use to volunteer in support of a variety of organizations, schools, nonprofits and charitable causes.
The rewards of giving back are plentiful. To help inspire others, Origin Bank is here to share some facts on how volunteering benefits the individuals who give their time as well as the communities they serve.
1. Mission fulfillment
Many charitable organizations depend on volunteers to help them fulfill their missions. With a strong volunteer base to deliver meals to senior citizens, pick-up litter at local parks or teach financial literacy skills to adults and youth, organizations have the hands-on support they need to achieve their goals.
2. Pride through engagement
Community engagement helps to foster a sense of pride among locals, bringing people together in support of common goals. Beautification projects, community gardens and other improvements to infrastructure demonstrate the immediate effects of working together with benefits that can be enjoyed by all.
3. Giving back feels good
Studies have shown that people who volunteer regularly experience more joy and happiness in their everyday lives – who doesn’t need more of that? Whether you’re giving back in-person or finding online volunteer opportunities, supporting your community and helping others can be fun and fulfilling.
4. Stronger together
Volunteering helps to strengthen the bonds of community as neighbors help neighbors in direct and meaningful ways. People who share volunteer experiences can forge new friendships, building trust and learning to come together to solve problems.
At Origin Bank, we are proud to support a number of charitable organizations such as United Way, Boys and Girls Clubs, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, YMCA, March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Coalition, and many more. We believe that connecting with the communities we serve makes a positive difference and has a meaningful impact with rewards that benefit everyone.
To learn more about Origin Bank and how we support our local communities through Project Enrich, please visit us here.