FedBid is committed to helping to build better futures inside our walls, in neighboring communities and beyond. As a good corporate citizen, we look for opportunities to have an impact, both through charitable contributions and the actions and involvement of our FedBid team members.
In recent years, our team has supported a wide variety of community initiatives, including: helping clean up Mason District Park, supporting kitchens for the homeless, writing letters of comfort and support to breast cancer patients and our nation’s troops, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, raising money for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation and the American Heart Association, sponsoring the Challenger baseball team in McLean, VA—a program for children with mental and physical challenges—and so much more.
The Red Cross states there is currently no substitute for blood, only donations, and one donation can save up to three lives. We host multiple blood drives throughout the year in honor of Alie Reichling, an employee who passed too early in life due to complications from surgery. Visit the Red Cross for more information on how you can donate.
In May, 2015, FedBid employees volunteered to play with and show off adoptable pets at the PetSmart in Tysons Corner. One employee reflected, “I think we helped make these dogs feel loved and brought them a little closer to finding a potential adopter.”
In 2015, FedBid challenged employees to help raise money for the Angelman Syndrome Foundation by promoting an active and healthy lifestyle. For every 25,000 steps taken, FedBid donated $1 to the foundation. Employees walked over 4,657,767 steps, raising $252 as well as additional donations from those who didn’t participate in the challenge.
Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976 is an international, “non-governmental and nonprofit organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need”. On Oct. 7, 2016 members of the FedBid team joined Habitat on a build site in Maryland to assist in the building of a home for a family of five. The team spent the day digging holes for foundation footing and cleaning & insulating the house to get it ready for drywall. In December 2015, FedBid employees had the opportunity to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Gaithersburg, MD, where “used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials, and more are sold to the public at a fraction of the retail price”. The FedBid staff had an amazing time volunteering with Habitat, and look forward to continuing to volunteer.
Last year Bubby, a terminally ill child, asked for letters and stickers for his 9th Birthday, and FedBid employees delivered. Bubby contracted Cytomegalovirus, an infection that can in rare cases be fatal. FedBid employees made cards, wrote letters and drew pictures for Bubby then sent them to him with stickers.
Leading up to Valentine’s Day, FedBid Employees can ‘purchase’ candy grams available to send to coworkers—all proceeds go to the American Heart Association (AHA). In 2015, CEO, Joe Jordan, personally matched the first $50 of donations, making the total $430 for AHA. In 2016, FedBid exceeded our goal by donating $620 to the American Heart Association.
The Challenger Baseball program allows children with mental and physical challenges to play baseball. Each challenger has a challenger buddy to help them learn how to play and have fun with the game. FedBid proudly sponsors over 20 boys and girls playing throughout the spring season.
The World Police and Fire Games is an international event where more than 12,000 law enforcement officers and firefighters compete in an array of different athletic events. In 2015, in support of our law enforcement and firefighters, FedBid employees volunteered their time to help run the games and provide first aid care to players.