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Volunteer Impact Projects

Busey Bank - Champaign, IL

2022 Community Committment Awards Submission

  • Volunteerism
  • Asset Size: Medium

Every April, Busey Bank recognizes Community Promise Month, a month-long celebration of volunteerism and local giving. In addition to numerous group and individual volunteer efforts totaling 2,183 recorded hours enterprise-wide in April, several new initiatives were introduced for Community Promise Month 2022. One successful first-time program was referred to as Volunteer Impact Projects, or ‘VIP'. This was a 'volunteer-in-a-box' opportunity where associates and their teams were offered to choose from pre-imagined Volunteer Impact Projects to complete during Community Promise Month. Participants who completed a project and recorded their volunteer hours were recognized as Very Impactful People at Busey and received a gift from a partnering give-back company committed to ending acute malnutrition worldwide. Options of Volunteer Impact Projects included:

• Hygiene Pack Project | Pack hygiene kits for the homeless • Kindness Cards Project | Write notes to healthcare workers, seniors, first responders • Community PAWmise Project | Bake and wrap treats for Busey's furry friends • Busey Beautification Project | Clean up your community • Food Pantry Pack Project | Serve at a local food pantry • BSF Book Reading Project | Record a Book Reading Video for Teachers with Big Shoulders Fund (VIRTUAL) • Missing Maps Project | Online Mapping with Missing Maps (VIRTUAL) • Translators Without Borders | Translate documents for Translators Without Borders (VIRTUAL)