As the gift-giving starts to pick up, CTMRG would like to encourage Connecticut Manufacturers to consider their local community when creating their yearly budgets. This is something that we reiterate every year. Though we may sound like a broken record, this message bears repeating: the pandemic has shown that there is no substitute for close-knit community. Giving back is a tangible way any organization can help strengthen ties between individuals.
While it sometimes seems that broadcasting these acts of kindness comes off as self-serving, consider that a line can be drawn along the axis of “authenticity.” If you’re consistent in your messaging and actions as well as transparent, your motives are more likely to be taken at face value. Plus, strategies that emphasize giving back provide engaging opportunities for employees. By placing value in giving, organizations can attract multifaceted talent who will be motivated to succeed on many fronts. CTMRG has some of our own causes that mean a great deal to us.
CTMRG contributes monthly to Covenant House, a private organization that provides a variety of services for homeless youth. Another organization we give to monthly is Connecticut Foodshare, a food bank that operates in Feeding America’s network. CTMRG also sponsors manufacturing organizations such as ManufactureCT (formerly New Haven Manufacturers Association) and WiM (Women in Manufacturing Association).
For more information about some of the ways businesses have been making a difference, contact CTmrg and we can share some manufacturing successes in this arena and how it impacted their workforce and community.