PHOENIX--()--During continued tough economic times, many businesses have had to cut their philanthropic ties to Valley charities and focus on their bottom lines. For the second year in a row, charitable giving barely grew, rising just 0.9 percent after inflation, according to the annual yearbook of American philanthropy. For one Valley company, however, this challenge has just enforced their determination to stand up and help those in need in their neighborhood.
“We wanted to reach out to those in need”
MultiTable.com is located in downtown Phoenix, and with only nine employees, managed to raise and donate more than $17,500 for local charities in 2012. Receiving charities were:
- the American Heart Association
- John C. Lincoln Breast Health and Research Center
- Desert Mission Food Bank
"We wanted to reach out to those in need," said MultiTable.com President Drew de Weerd. "So many families in our community are struggling just to make ends meet. We wanted to do everything possible to partner with local organizations to help make a difference in the lives of people living right here in our neighborhood."
And those who received the funding were equally touched. “Thank you to MultiTable for supporting the fight against heart disease in women,” expressed Kelly Grose, senior vice president for the American Heart Association’s Greater Phoenix Division.