At Express we support the communities where we live and work by providing financial support and in-kind donations to various organizations and agencies making a difference in the lives of others.
In our corporate offices in Columbus and NYC, we have provided opportunities for our associates to volunteer in the community where they work and live. Express associates can often be found giving back in various places throughout each city. We are proud of the passion our associates share for giving back. Our job is to provide the flexibility so they can explore that passion. While our giving philosophy is focused on economic independence for those in our community, our associates can be found volunteering in agencies that support everything from animal welfare to building urban gardens.
In addition, we have been able to extend our efforts globally through our partnership with the MGF Touch Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations around the world that work to prevent and end human trafficking.
On a corporate level, our community engagement philosophy has three primary focuses:
We are proud of our partnership with Besa, a non-profit organization that connects people with volunteer opportunities in their community. Through Besa in 2014, our associates worked on 91 unique projects, volunteering nearly 1,500 hours, and contributed nearly $40,000 back to local nonprofits in Columbus, Ohio and New York City.
Some of the organizations our associates supported included:
Capital Area Humane Society
Community Gardens of Central Ohio
Freedom a la Cart
Grand Central Neighborhood SSC
Hell's Kitchen Farm Project
New York Common Pantry
OSU Star House
Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio
The Buckeye Ranch
The Furniture Bank
Van Buren Shelter for Families
We are proud to sponsor a number of events that support our philanthropic philosophy, including:
Columbus Museum of Art
Community Shelter Board
Wexner Center for the Arts
Women's Fund of Central Ohio
We are also proud to share that more than 100 Express associates rode in Pelotonia 2015, raising more than $200,000 for cancer research.
For more information, please e-mail us at Giving@express.com.