Giving at Precor Comes from the Heart
At Precor, we recognize the importance of strong communities and the role that charitable organizations play as a safety net for so many people, animals and the environment.
That’s why, in 2006, we established the Precor Gives program.
Created to allow Precor employees to give to the charity of their choice, Precor Gives currently supports more than 70 organizations with 501(c)3 status, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure, American Diabetes Association, Audubon Society, Habitat for Humanity and World Vision. We also support local organizations such as local Boys & Girls Clubs, Northwest Harvest, Homeward Pet Adoption and the Coastal Conservation Association.
Precor Gives matches employee contributions, dollar for dollar up to $5,000 per employee, per year. Since its introduction in 2006, Precor Gives has grown each year as more employees choose to give from the heart.
Precor Employees Give to Haiti Earthquake Relief Organizations
Precor employees were shaken by the news of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010.
In the weeks following the quake, employees generously donated to the victims of this tragedy. In all, the Precor Gives program raised $7,022 through the American Red Cross, World Concern, and World Vision organizations.
Precor Sponsors the American Heart Association Guilford Heart & Stroke Walk on May 22, 2010
Precor was the proud Health and Fitness Sponsor of the American Heart Association Heart & Stroke Walk on May 22nd in Guilford County, North Carolina. The annual walk, designed to bring public awareness to physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle, also raises funds for the American Heart Association.
Precor Employees Walk for Breast Cancer
On Mother’s Day 2010, a team of Precor employees, led by three cancer survivor employees, participated in the Breast Cancer Network of Strength Walk to Empower event, walking three miles through Seattle, Washington. They dedicated their walk in honor of the daughter of a Precor employee, who lost her battle with cancer.
The 50-member Precor Team, comprised of employees, friends and family raised more than $3,256 from Precor and Precor employees, which was matched by the Precor Gives program ,and added to by other contributors. The Precor Team’s total contribution of $8,332, was the second highest fundraiser in 2010.
Precor Employees Reduce Commute Trips
Since 1998, Precor has joined other businesses throughout Washington state in an effort to reduce commute trips and vehicle miles traveled, by joining the Washington State Commute Trip Reduction Program.
Statewide more than 1,000 companies, representing 500,000 employees, are committed to helping lessen traffic congestion without building new roads.
To help promote this effort, Precor offers incentives to employees who use one or more alternate commute methods at least 10 times per month, whether it is biking, car or vanpooling, taking public transportation, walking or working from home.
Bi-annual survey results:
The Precor Drive Alone rate decreased 11.5%, from 87.9% in 2007 to 76.4% in 2009
Precor employee Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) decreased from 14 to 13.5 in 2009
Precor Provides Students Every Advantage to Succeed
Through the Precor Education Advantage Scholarship Program, Precor annually awards a $2,000 scholarship to children of employees who have been accepted at an accredited university, college or vocational-technical institute for a degree program. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors and current college students.