Gift Drive at Groupon

The cafeteria on the third floor of the Groupon offices was transformed into a holiday assembly line this week. About 350 Groupon employees participated in the holiday gift drive with Children’s Home + Aid, fulfilling the wishes of impoverished children and families by donating, wrapping, sorting, and delivering gifts.

Tackling 159 children’s and 84 families’ wish lists, Groupon employees contributed approximately 1,500 individual gifts and 80 hours of volunteer service! Gifts from the holiday gift drive will go to Chicago children served by Children’s Home + Aid who are living in foster care and extreme poverty.

Each year, Children’s Home + Aid protects, educates and counsels more than 40,000 children, youth and families to improve their lives. Since 1883, Children’s Home + Aid has been a compassionate advocate helping to shape public policy in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. For more information about Children’s Home + Aid, visit www.childrenshomeandaid.org.

This hard-working G-Team coordinator, Jessica, was not shipped to families this year, but her holiday rallying proved successful as a van full of presents left Groupon’s offices on Wednesday. Not familiar with our philanthropic arm, G-Team? Check out this week’s campaign to help the Rainforest Action Network preserve the environment and defend human rights.

Happy holidays!