Kicking off Summer by Giving BackPosted by Guest Blogger
Guest Blogger: Dawn Lein, Fiji Project Ambassador.
I love rolling my sleeves up and getting involved with a good cause. It’s the reason I pursued becoming the Ambassador for the Collette Foundation’s Fiji project. I also enjoy helping close to home too — which is why I was so excited to hear that my department at Collette, the Tour Manager department, would be enjoying a charitable afternoon together. Team building and giving back – there’s no better way to start off the summer in my opinion!
Last week the Rhode Island Food Bank held their summer kick-off and our department was delighted to get involved. Collette offers 4 paid hours of community service a month which makes it extra easy to help out often — and boosts company morale as well. When we arrived at the food bank, we saw that there were volunteers from other local companies as well — so a lot of work got done that day. Our group was there for three hours, and we were divided into two groups — cans and grain. To make things interesting, we had a friendly competition to see who could collect the most weight and variety of items. At the end we lost track but it was one of those situations where everyone was a winner. We collected over three tons of food!
It’s such a great way to break up the daily routine with your team and do something that makes you feel so good afterwards. It was a great time for all.