How to support reproductive rights with Bonusly
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe vs. Wade, the landmark case allowing people the constitutional liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction.
On May 3, 2022, an initial draft majority opinion from the Supreme Court was leaked that previewed a majority vote to overturn Roe vs. Wade.
Work doesn't happen in a vacuum and legislative decisions like these can have a significant impact on peoples' mental health, productivity, and feelings of psychological safety in the workplace.
The legality of abortion access directly affects people seeking abortions and indirectly affects all of us. In March 2022, there were approximately 159.8 million full-time workers and 26.4 million part-time workers in the United States.
Bonusly users who wish to support reproductive rights and healthcare in the United States can choose to donate their Bonusly points to nonprofit organizations focused on these areas.
We cover each donation reward option in detail in this post and will update this post on a regular basis. 💚
How to support reproductive rights in the United States with your Bonusly points
- Donate to charities listed in the Bonusly Reward Catalog
- Add a Custom Reward donation option to your company's Reward Catalog
- Cash out via PayPal and donate independently
Donate to charities listed in the Bonusly Reward Catalog
The following charities are either listed by default in the Bonusly Reward Catalog or available upon request. These organizations are actively working to protect access to safe, legal, and affordable abortion care in the United States.
The ACLU is actively fighting abortion bans in dozens of state courts and is committed to defending abortion rights. ACLU's Charity Navigator rating indicates that you can give with confidence, with a star rating of 4/4.
Planned Parenthood is working to ensure that affordable and safe access to reproductive health care continues to be available. Check out the overview of Planned Parenthood's recent work on abortion rights. UNICEF USA's Charity Navigator rating indicates that you can give with confidence, with a star rating of 3/4.
If you don't see Planned Parenthood as an option in your company's Reward Catalog and you'd like to, simply send a request to your Bonusly admin.
Add a Custom Reward donation option to your company's Bonusly Reward Catalog
As always, if your company wants to support charities that aren't listed in the standard Bonusly Reward Catalog, you can use our Custom Rewards feature to add donation options to your company’s catalog. Please review our Custom Reward best practices before launching new rewards for tips on the admin side of things.
Cash out via PayPal and donate independently
If you or your employees wish to donate your Bonusly points independently, you can cash out your Bonusly points via PayPal and disburse the money as you see fit! We found this list of recommended organizations to consider donating to helpful.
Other ways to support your employees
In times like these, acknowledging what's going on is an important first step. It's imperative to recognize that your employees may be struggling with stress and feelings of helplessness as a result of the Supreme Court's decision to reverse Roe vs. Wade.
Here are a few additional resources for supporting your employees:
- Fortune put together recommendations on how to address the May 3, 2022, memo leak with staff.
- Bloomberg rounded up a list of companies leading the way in supporting their employees and communities, you may find some inspiration inside.
We hope this article helped you empower your teams and employees to take care of themselves. We're always looking for ways to help you create a purpose-driven workplace, especially knowing that purpose-oriented employees have 64% higher levels of fulfillment in their work.