JumpFly is an independent advertising agency with 40 employees located in Elgin, Illinois. We have been in business since 2003 and offer smart digital advertising services to businesses looking to advertise online. In January 2019, we created JumpFly Cares - an employer-sponsored charity initiative. Each quarter, JumpFly employees choose a charity to support via volunteering, monetary donations, and other donations. The monetary donations contributed by employees are always matched or exceeded by JumpFly and we have made some excellent contributions to some very worthy local causes. Our first JumpFly Cares charity was Free Spirit Siberian Rescue located in Harvard, Illinois. JumpFly employees graciously donated over $1,100 worth of Amazon wish list products, 25 garbage bags full of blankets, towels and other items, as well as cash donations. The next charity we chose was Poplar Grove, Illinois based Oscar Mike which helps injured veterans remain active despite their debilitating injuries. For Oscar Mike, we wanted to support the RED (Remember Everyone Deployed) movement by wearing read Oscar Mike shirts every Friday. To support this cause, our staff purchased just under $1,000 worth of products, donated $286 in cash, and volunteered time at an annual wheelchair basketball event. The most recently completed JumpFly Cares endeavor was for our local D300 Food Pantry. Our efforts included fundraising through Savers (a local thrift store), collecting necessary food and toiletries, and cash contributions. JumpFly Cares’ efforts for the D300 Food Pantry amounted to a total of $5,356.64 worth of food for needy families in our area and we could not be more proud to be able to help and give. We are excited to be able to give back to our community and are hoping that these efforts will be recognized by receiving a 2019 Indie Award. Thank you for your consideration.