10th SPS Commerce auction raises $35K for charity

by | Nov 12, 2019 | TeamSPS

A grassroots initiative with heart

For a decade, SPS Commerce staff (known as Team SPS) has enlisted the help of our customers, partners, and employees to donate thousands of items to the company’s annual charity auction.

This year’s event was hosted at the SPS Tower and raised more than $35,000, an eleven percent increase from the company’s 2018 event. Here are some highlights from the event:

Supporting charities near and far

The tenth annual event will donate 100 percent of its proceeds to the following charities chosen based on nominations from Team SPS:

  1. All Hands and Hearts Smart Response
  2. Angel Foundation
  3. Birdies 4 Brains
  4. Elimisha Project
  5. Little Brothers, Friends of the Elderly
  6. Secondhand Hounds
  7. Twin Cities Sexual Violence Center
  8. Voyageurs National Park Association
  9. We Are Leaders
  10. YMCA Camp Ihduhapi

Giving back is a #TeamSPS tradition

The charity auction started as a grassroots initiative by the company’s sales team and now includes all departments. The initiative began when several staff members wanted to give back in partnership with SPS customers.

The first step was to ask SPS customers, many of whom are suppliers, for small donations of their products.

SPS employees would bid on these items and all proceeds would benefit local, regional and global charities chosen each year by the employee steering committee. The impact of the event has grown each year.

This year’s auction offered hundreds of items bid on by more than 600 employees.

The auction is one of many events that Team SPS supports throughout the year. Other events include clothing and technology drives, supplying and packing backpacks in the fall, hosting coding days and scout events for local youth, and many more.

Thank you to our generous staff and auction supporters

We cannot thank our supporters and participants enough. With their help, Team SPS is able to make a difference in our communities locally and globally. Interested in joining Team SPS?  Click here to see our current openings and to learn more!


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