IC and its employees have always been at the forefront of innovative ideas and the "Jeans for Charity" program has been an exceptional one to say the least. The program was conceived through their "Ideas are Free" initiative where employees submit ideas to management for review. Theresa Landry at our Westminster Branch and Amy Forsman at IC Mortgage Center both suggested that employees wear IC apparel shirts with jeans on Fridays. Charleen Raymond at the IC Auto Center took it one step further and suggested that employees pay to wear jeans and the money go to charity. Management agreed.
Since the programs inception in May of 2010, IC employees, paying $3 on Friday and/or Saturday to wear jeans, have donated more than $6700 to charities such as the Sterling Animal Shelter, Ginny's Helping Hand, Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network, Battered Women's Resource, ARC Community Services, American Red Cross, local food pantries and more. "Our employees have a charitable spirit" said Jane Flannagan, "and we are very proud of them and their many community outreach efforts."
Fitchburg - April 8, 2011 - (l to r) Amy Forsman, Loan Coordinator, Jane Flannagan, SVP of Human Resources, Pati Maguy, Marketing Admin Coordinator, and Theresa Landry, MSSR III. (Charleen Raymond could not be present for the picture.) In honor of "opening day" employees could also wear their Red Sox attire and pay an additional $2 and all monies collected through April will go to Relay for Life, where IC has had a participating team for the last four years, raising over $24,000 for the Gardner relay.