Dr Pepper Snapple Group Employees Raise $2.17 Million for United Way
With more than 19,000 employees in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, you may have a Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) employee living near you. We are your neighbors, and we care about you. That’s why, through the United Way, our employees donate their time and money each year to help millions of people in need.
United Way is the signature program for the Hometown Giving plank within ACTION Nation, our corporate philanthropy program, and it helps us to focus on areas where we believe we can make the biggest impact both in our communities and for our company.
Since our company began our employee giving campaign in 2008, we have quadrupled our giving to United Way – and 2012 is no exception. This year, we exceeded our goal of $2 million and paved the way for DPS to enter an elite group of 103 national and global companies within the United Way Global Corporate Leadership Program, demonstrating our companywide commitment to strengthening our hometowns. Our employees showed their generosity and support by raising a record-breaking $2.17 million for 179 communities.
Our Mississauga, Ontario, site won the United Way President’s Cup for having the highest points based on per-capita giving and participation. Our 2012 campaign, called “DPS Super 8,” challenged teams within the organization to compete for the most participation and donations during the United Way campaign, showing that when we give, we all win.
We know that when we give to United Way, we’re enabling many local nonprofits such as YMCA, Big Brothers, Big Sisters and more to help kids get the care and education they need to achieve their potential. We’re giving struggling parents access to programs to help get them on their feet financially. And we’re providing opportunities for persons at every age to lead healthy lives, which aligns perfectly with our company’s efforts to promote fit and active lifestyles.
For the full story of our activities over the past year, read our 2012 Corporate Social Responsibility Update.