SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – InEight Inc., a global leader in capital project management software, has introduced a company-wide Day of Giving on December 15 to support six employee-selected charities across Australia, Sri Lanka and the United States, in addition to two international charities.
The InEight Day of Giving is part of InEight in Action, a year-round, three pillar initiative which helps to provide access to care, food and science, technology, engineering, art and math. Due to COVID-19, many in-person charitable events were cancelled, alongside community volunteering activities and staff celebrations, including those for the forthcoming holiday.
To ensure its community efforts continue to reflect the passion of employees across each of our regions, InEight asked each office to nominate a charity close to its heart. As a result, eight charities including Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, MATES and St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix will benefit from the funds raised. Donations to Habit to Humanity will fund electricity bills over the winter season, so that vulnerable families will not be forced to choose between heating and eating, while donations to MATES will support initiatives to improve the mental health and well-being of construction workers in Australia.
In addition to matching donations from employees, in lieu of customer gifts this year, InEight will donate the money to these charities on its customers’ behalf. “Since the pandemic began, we have seen the need for charitable giving increase dramatically,” said Jordan Adams, director of internal communications and corporate social responsibility, InEight. “At the same time, our employees have always welcomed the opportunity to give back. We are fortunate that we have been able to pivot our business to work remotely, which allows us to continue to support charities through this difficult time.”
Earlier this year, InEight in Action donated over 50,000 meals to foodbanks worldwide to support vulnerable families through COVID-19 and supported the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale in the creation of its first Makerspace Studio, a venue to expose youth to STEAM activities, including 3D printers and green screens.
The nominated causes by location are:
- Columbo, Sri Lanka – Foundation of Goodness is a holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 400+ villages island-wide reaching over 31,500 beneficiaries annually.
- Houston – Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of 1,500 community partners. In addition, Houston Food Bank also provide programs and services aimed at helping families achieve long-term stability including nutrition education, job training, health management, and help in securing state-funded assistance.
- Melbourne, Australia – MATES is a charity established in 2008 to reduce the high level of suicide among Australian construction workers. MATES provides suicide prevention through community development programs on sites, and by supporting workers in need through case management and a 24/7 help line.
- Omaha, Neb. – Habitat for Humanity of Omaha supports its neighbors to achieve strength and independence through home ownership.
- Portland, Ore. – Outside In has transformed thousands of lives by helping break the cycles of chronic homelessness, poverty, and poor health among Portland’s LGBTQIA+ community, people of color, those experiencing homelessness, and the underserved.
- Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to feeding, clothing, housing and healing individuals and families in our community who have nowhere else to turn for help and provides meaningful opportunities for volunteers to serve their neighbors in need with love and compassion.
- International – Doctors Without Borders is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most.
- International – Global Foodbanking Network is an international nonprofit that works towards a hunger-free future in more than 40 countries by sustaining, uniting and strengthening food banks.
InEight provides field-tested project management software for the owners, contractors, engineers and architects who are building the world around us. Over 300,000 users and more than 750 customers worldwide rely on InEight for real-time insights that help manage risk and keep projects on schedule and under budget across the entire life cycle. From pre-planning to design, from estimating to scheduling, and from field execution to turnover, InEight has powered more than $400 billion in projects globally across infrastructure, public sector, energy and power, oil, gas and chemical, mining, and commercial. For more information, follow InEight on LinkedIn or visit InEight.com.