Movable Ink’s 2019 Recap: Volunteering & Causes

Here’s a roundup of some of our volunteering opportunities and charitable causes from 2019.

Rainforest Trust

Our Badass Culture Club and the plant-parents of Movable Ink teamed up to raise money for the Amazon Rainforest with an (ultra-competitive) plant sale.

New Alternatives

Our team worked with the LGBTQ+ nonprofit New Alternatives to help prepare and serve meals at their weekly community dinner.

Operation Backpack

Our NYC office collected supplies to make sure NYC students had the tools they needed to start the school year with confidence. A group of Inkers was able to help out and prepare backpacks at sort week, and we even shared throwback photos with #OBPFirstDay to raise more money for the cause. 

Making Strides Against Cancer

We’re proud to say that Movable Pink, our employee resource group for the women of Movable Ink, raised over $2,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Our offices held building-wide bake sales, in-office cocktail sales, and even joined the American Cancer Society’s walkathon in Central Park.

Children’s Aid Society

The Children’s Aid Society brought a group of local teenagers into our NYC office to learn what it’s like to work in a startup environment.

Hetrick-Martin Institute

This year, Inklusive, our employee resource group for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies, volunteered with the Hetrick-Martin Institute throughout the year. We were able to serve food at their annual gratitude dinner, wrap presents at their holiday pop-up, and more.

Volunteers of America’s Toys for the Holidays

This year, we opened up our annual toy drive. The ladies of Movable Pink, our employee resource group for Inkers who identify as women, hosted an end-of-year book swap in collaboration with Book Babes, and plenty of our guests brought in gifts as well!

Coalition for the Homeless

Our team volunteered with the Coalition for the Homeless’ Grand Central Food Program multiple times last year. Volunteers helped set up, portion the food into individual servings, and served clients.

Tech Gives Back

On Tech Gives Back Day, tech companies participate in volunteering projects in the city. This year, Movable Ink was a sponsor and we teamed up with Citizens Committee for NYC to beautify the Hamilton Grange neighborhood.

WinNYC

Win is the largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for NYC’s homeless families. Inkers donated prizes for their game night and a team was able were able to volunteer in person.

Birthday Party Project

The Birthday Party Project hosts monthly birthday parties at homeless shelters nationwide to celebrate kids. We are bringing wrapped gifts and helping the org host themed birthday parties for the children and families at the Bushwick Family Residence

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

In our San Francisco office, Inklusive helped the San Francisco Aids foundation prepare harm reduction kits.

The Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

Our NYC Inkers were able to help host Game Night Friday at the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem.