Over the holidays, some employees from our Kansas City office participated in the Adopt-A-Family program hosted by The Salvation Army. Each employee participant purchased grocery gift cards for his or her adopted family member and at least two gifts for each child. Our team also brought in extra gift wrap and bags for the parents of their adopted families to wrap the gifts. The program was very successful and we were so happy we could put those joyous smiles on the family’s faces.
The holidays are a time when there is a lot of focus on giving, especially to those in need. It’s a time when we realize just how lucky we are and that we have what we need more than we think. But after the excitement and busyness of the season comes and goes, we have to remember that these people are in need of our help throughout the entire year.
To start off the year in a good light, we are urging our employees and you to make a New Year’s resolution to participate in at least one philanthropic event this year. Getting a group of fellow employees together is a great team-building activity and a way to help the well-being of others in your local community.
Here’s a website that makes it easy to find a place where you can volunteer near you! http://www.volunteermatch.org/