On January 16, 2017, the country celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. For Earnest, it marked our first annual Day of Service as a company.
We chose this day to kick off our ongoing pledge to commit a full day of team-wide volunteering efforts to our community each year. We are thrilled that dozens of people from Earnest worked with the NorCal MLK Jr. Foundation to help with the annual march.
Service is a Core Part of Earnest
Why have a Day of Service? We are a company with a social conscience, and with a desire to do something we believe needs doing, and that is expressed by our mission to democratize access to high-quality financial services and products.
But the mission is not the only place where our social conscience is present—we want to be a company that gives back to our local community and that grows the scale and impact of our positive work year after year.
In our first three years as a company, Earnies clocked more than 500 hours of volunteering at local community organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2015 and 2016, we packaged 9,000 lbs of food at the SF-Marin Food Bank, delivered 150 holiday presents to families in need through The Raphael House and spent time with children at local Boys and Girls Clubs.
Now, by establishing a dedicated Day of Service, we want to expand our efforts and the impact we can make in the coming months and years. We take pride in our mission ourselves and having many different answers to the question “How can we help?” If you’d like to join us, we’re hiring.