Working within the community is far more than a set objective we need to fulfill - it's simply part of who we are. The ethos of giving something back to the community began 30 years ago at Gripple Ltd. in Sheffield, England and continues at all of our overseas sites today.
Each year, we donate a percentage of our profits to charity, with our internal Charities Team meeting regularly to discuss fundraising events, as well as nominating worthy causes to benefit from future funding. We like to help out wherever we can, often focusing our efforts on charities and other causes that are less publicized and sometimes overlooked.
Another side of the work we do for worthy causes is best described as 'people power' projects, where teams of our people participate in off-site volunteer work, rather than just support by way of a financial donation. Our volunteers find these 'hands on' activities very rewarding as it gives them a chance to use their hidden skills, and they're also great team building activities!
Walk & Play L.A.
Our LA team participated in the Walk and Play L.A. family-friendly community event that celebrates and promotes the well-being of children in Los Angeles while raising critical funds in support of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and its mission to create hope and build healthier futures.
"Thank you for donating to our Jennings Terrace residents, Gripple!"
5-K9 Dog Walk
This year we hosted our 5th annual 5K-9 Dog Walk for charity. All funds raised will benefit Anderson Humane (formerly Anderson Animal Shelter & Fox Valley Wildlife Center), a place of refuge and second chances for thousands of animals and the people who love them.
Fight Hunger 5K
The Aurora Team rallied together for the Fight for Hunger 5K at Catingy Park in Wheaton, IL. All of the event proceeds were donated to the Northern Illinois food bank. The food bank focuses on delivering food and healthy eating services to the Northern Illinois community. As part of the national Feeding America network, we serve our neighbors in 13 counties by providing 250,000 meals per day.
Fundraising Driven By Our People
Our people at Gripple Inc. organize a multitude of events every year in support of our charities and a range of other worthy causes. Events recently have included Bake Sales, 5K Dog Walks, Back-to-School supply donations, Breast Cancer awareness events, activities in support of Red Nose Day, donations for local homeless shelters, a BBQ raffles, and more.