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Groupon Employees Volunteered More than 5,300 Hours Last Month in Their Local Communities

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Fourth annual employee volunteer-a-thon resulted in more than 1,500
employees volunteering in 57 communities around the world

Groupon today unveiled the results of its fourth
annual global employee Volunteer-a-thon
(https://www.groupon.com/blog/cities/groupon-volunteer-a-thon-2017),
a company-wide initiative that encourages community involvement during
the month of June and throughout the entire year. This year's event
resulted in more than 1,500 employees volunteering more than 5,300 hours
for 77 nonprofit partners and serving 57 communities around the world.

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This year's Groupon event resulted in more than 1,500 employees volunteering more than 5,300 hours f ...

This year's Groupon event resulted in more than 1,500 employees volunteering more than 5,300 hours for 77 nonprofit partners and serving 57 communities around the world. (Graphic: Business Wire)

"We're such big believers in building great communities that we made it
one of our company values," said Jay Klauminzer, vice president of local
deals and executive sponsor Groupon's employee volunteer program. "We're
thrilled that Grouponers are making a global difference by giving back
to the organizations that are improving their neighborhoods on a daily
basis."

Highlights of the 2017 Groupon Employee Volunteer-a-thon's 90 events
included:

  • Chicago: Worked with local Groupon merchant and nonprofit partner, Shedd
    Aquarium
    , to bring together 100 employees for a beach cleanup and
    habitat restoration on the shoreline of Lake Michigan
  • Palo Alto, Calif. and Seattle: Partnered with local food banks, Second
    Harvest Food Bank
    and Food
    Lifeline
    , to sort and repackage rescued food
  • Warsaw, Poland: Hosted a holiday picnic--including yard games and
    karaoke--at the House
    of Single Mothers and Children
  • Bangalore, India: Visited the Diya
    Foundation
    and helped individuals with disabilities practice
    important social and emotional skills through a variety of activities
    and games

Throughout the month, Groupon teams competed to be the most involved in
their local communities, with the winners––one North American team and
one international team––getting the opportunity to award $5,000 to the
charity of their choice, as well as sport this one-of-kind
Groupon Volunteer-a-thon jacket
.

With nearly 100 percent of their teams participating, the 2017
Volunteer-a-thon winners were the Groupon Chicago Legal team and the
Groupon Australia office. Some of the volunteer projects completed by
these teams included:

  • Australia: Spent a full day at RSPCA
    working with animals and helping out with different maintenance
    projects around the facility
  • Chicago Legal: Worked at Cradles
    to Crayons
    ' Giving Factory to assemble bags of clothes and other
    important essentials for deserving children

Groupon employees are on pace to top last year's total of 13,000 hours
volunteered in their local communities.

About Groupon

Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce,
offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and
save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time
commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products
and live events, shoppers can find the best a city has to offer.

Groupon is redefining how small businesses attract and retain customers
by providing them with customizable and scalable marketing tools and
services to profitably grow their businesses.

To download Groupon's top-rated mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile.
To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.groupon.com.
To learn more about the company's merchant solutions and how to work
with Groupon, visit www.groupon.com/merchant.

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