With one of Uproar’s core values focusing on “community,” employees are encouraged throughout the year to go above and beyond to give back to those in need.
During the month of September, Uproar participated in the American Childhood Cancer Organization’s (ACCO) “PJAMMIN for for Kids With Cancer” event, which encourages companies to donate money to the ACCO as their “ticket” to wear pajamas to work. Too often, kids fight a lonely battle with cancer, isolated in hospital rooms or confined to their homes for months because of lack of immunity caused by harsh chemotherapy.
Check out the pictures below to see our staff stand in solidarity with kids with cancer by coming to work in our pajamas! Not only did our staff participate, but we also partnered with our clients to help raise funds. In total, we raised $1,500 that will go directly toward cancer support and research.
“It’s an important part of our culture that we take the time to volunteer and give back to the community,” said Catriona Harris, CEO of Uproar PR. “Every year we find notable charities to work with, and we are so proud of both our employees and clients for stepping up and helping us support such a great cause in Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.”
Throughout the year, Uproar works with various charities and non-profits in Orlando and Chicago to lend a hand to those in need. For example, Uproar raised money through a Mother’s Day social media campaign for Harbor House of Central Florida, a domestic abuse shelter, hosted a Junior Achievement class shadow the agency for the day to learn about public relations and held a building-wide canned food drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Uproar also offers its employees paid charity and volunteer days, allowing them to spend a workday devoting themselves to a cause they are passionate about, from Big Brothers Big Sisters to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and more.