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7 Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

March 3, 2021, The Association

This Friday, March 5, marks Employee Appreciation Day—a day to honor staff achievement and contributions across all industries. And what amazing contributions so many of your teams have made since last March! We asked your colleagues in the field what they were planning, and here’s a quick rundown. 

Box lunches of choice delivered by Panera and an appreciation $100 bonus on payday
Kathleen M Olson, Purrfect Pals Cat Sanctuary and Adoption Centers, Arlington, WA

Custom-decorated “thank you” cookies for staff and thank you posts on social media channels
Melanie Coulter, Windsor/ Essex County Humane Society, Windsor, ON

$50 gift cards to local restaurants
Kim Brown, Animal Protective Association of Missouri, Brentwood, MO

Onsite catered lunch on two different days to cover work teams, and an all-staff raffle for three different prizes
—Valerie Robbins, Marin Humane, Novato, CA

Coffee gift cards for everyone (and then asking staff to take selfies enjoying their treats to post in a Slack channel)
—Darlene Duggan, Anti-Cruelty Society, Chicago, IL

A treat cart, new staff shirt, and personalized cookies
—Kimberly Washington, KC Pet Project, Kansas City, MO

Goodies from Edible Fruit for all locations, and staff appreciation featured in leadership’s weekly videos 
Michelle Thevenin, Humane Rescue Alliance, Washington, D.C.

Leave a comment and let us know what your org is doing on Friday.

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  1. Snack boxes with a movie theme and a coupon to purchase a movie on line were sent to all employee’s homes.
    Animal Humane Society, Twin Cities, MN

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