The legacy of philanthropy has been a part of Trusted Media Brands since the Reader’s Digest Foundation was founded in 1938. Company founders, Lila Acheson Wallace and DeWitt Wallace, established the Foundation based on their strong belief in the importance of helping others. Today, it is dedicated to improving children’s literacy and educational success, and to empowering Trusted Media Brands employees to give back and volunteer in their communities.
The Reader’s Digest Foundation provides family literacy grants through its R.E.A.D. Together program, and it supports the good works of Trusted Media Brands employees through a Matching Gift and Volunteer Incentive Program. The Foundation also partners with nonprofits to create workplace opportunities for employees to volunteer their time and share their expertise in order to enrich their communities.
Trusted Media Brands Cares is a program designed to help enrich the communities where our employees live and work all across the US.
Each year the company devotes a day where employees are given the opportunity to give back to their communities by volunteering in our Day of Caring Program. Each of our locations does their own special event. This initiative encourages colleagues to team up and work together to improve their local communities and make a difference for an array of charities. Good causes include volunteer efforts in food banks, children’s camps, community parks, shelters, and other wonderful opportunities to give back across the country.
Around the holiday time we embrace the idea of giving back with our Holiday Helping Hands Program. Whether it’s shopping, wrapping gifts, donating money or by volunteering at an event, our employees have donated countless hours to many underserved communities, supporting a variety of nonprofit organizations. It’s great to be able to bring those less fortunate some holiday cheer.
Our ability to inspire employees with programs such as these where employees can lend a hand within their communities has become part of the fabric of our culture and organization.
Trusted Media Brands partners with Feeding America in its quest to build a brighter, food-secure future. By telling the stories of community members who are helping to combat hunger at the local level in Taste of Home’s Food for Good feature, and by integrating the organization into our events and activities, we strive to bringer greater awareness and support to Feeding America’s important work.