CBL has a legacy of giving back to the communities in which we work and live. Through donations of time and financial support, our teams contribute to the betterment of our communities.
based on 2021 Independent Sector and Do Good Institute value of $28.54 per hour volunteered
We believe that we are stronger as a team and that collectively we can make an even bigger impact on our communities. CBL Cares, a team-member-led program that launched in 2012, gives our team the opportunity to do just that by contributing financially to a CBL Cares fund. The CBL Cares committee reviews applications from non-profit organizations as well as recommendations from other team members and provides financial support to a wide array of organizations that work to meet the diverse needs of our communities. Through CBL Cares, each team member is provided 16 hours per year of volunteer time, making it easy for them to give of their time and expertise to an organization that means the most to them.
Despite ongoing challenges to in-person volunteer activities, CBL team members volunteered 840 hours, and 90% of our home office team participated in our United Way campaign through fundraising events, Day of Caring, or direct campaign contributions. In addition to corporate-driven programs and initiatives, each CBL property works closely with organizations in their communities to host awareness and fundraising events.
Additionally, we believe that civic engagement is just as important as community engagement when it comes to the betterment of our markets. As a result, CBL has committed to the principles put forth by the Time To Vote movement, a business-led non-partisan initiative to help ensure employees across America have access to voter registration information and deadlines as well as paid time to vote on or before election day.
CBL has demonstrated a lifetime of community engagement through its commitment to engaging and uplifting our shared community through its partnership with United Way. Through volunteerism, service on our board of directors, collaboration in our annual corporate campaign efforts, and much, much more, CBL has exemplified their belief in United Way and our mission to unite people and resources in building a stronger, healthier community. I am proud of the partnership we have built together, and the impact we will continue to make for our community for years to come.
On behalf of the staff at Reflection Riding, we would like to thank CBL properties for going above and beyond to help our organization keep moving forward. The Day of Caring was by far one of the most productive volunteer days so far this year and we could not have had the success we did without CBL. Not only did everyone have a good time, but they stuck it out 'til the very end. We were glad that we could help get folks out of the office and doing something new or different than their day to day tasks
CBL's legacy of giving back started long before CBL was even formed. Community involvement was championed by Moses Lebovitz, those values were instilled in Charles Lebovitz, and they became a cornerstone of CBL, which has trickled down to our current executive team and employees across our portfolio. As the Chair of CBL Cares, I am thrilled to be able to continue this tradition by connecting our employees with meaningful volunteer opportunities and other ways to give back to the communities we serve.