Two years ago as the team settled into our current Nashville location, they couldn’t help but notice the increased amount of windows the new building offered. At first, they marveled at the view of the city. Then as the windows shed more light into the office, they noticed the challenges, struggles, and brokenness the Nashville community was facing, which motivated the team to take action. The idea of a single location service day quickly transpired into a company-wide service week where groups of employees serve nonprofits and organizations in their communities.
Last week marked 20|20’s Third Annual Service Week, organized as usual by our Doing Good Committee. Between our three locations and iModerate family, over 100 employees participated serving more than twelve worthy nonprofits. I’m honored to be associated with these people and a part of this company.
Service projects ranged, from preparing lunch for the needy and stocking food pantries, to aiding in the beautification of the organizations and tending to sheltered animals. Through volunteering the teams were able to make a positive impact in their communities. They learned more about the available opportunities to help make their home a better place.
Just to give you an idea, this past week the service week teams:
-Sorted 7,000 pounds of food donations, the equivalent of 6, 215 meals, for Middle Tennessee Second Harvest Food Bank
-Restored and painted rooms at Open Door Ministries in Denver
-Prepared over 1,000 sandwiches for Miami Rescue Mission and served lunch to the homeless and needy community of Miami
-Created 96 snack bags, organized donations, and assembled storage shelves to house inventory, for Monroe Harding of Nashville
-Walked and cared for sheltered animals at Nashville Humane Association
-Cooked and served meals for hundreds of people across Ronald McDonald Houses of Charlotte, Denver, and Nashville
-Built, organized, and assembled furniture at Beds for Kids in Charlotte
-Organized over 90 uniforms for The Joseph School and created personalized cards for the students
-Served hundreds of meals to the needy at Room in the Inn at Nashville
-Sorted food donations and implemented healthy food options at Metro Caring in Denver
-Created goodie bags and collected pull tabs for Ronald McDonald House
-and so much more!
I’m so proud of all these actions. This is our biggest service week yet. We are fortunate to be able to give back to our community and to the world. Thank you to all the employee volunteers for all the projects, and to our Doing Good Committee for organizing it all. As I reflect, my biggest sense of pride comes from our company culture centered around “Doing Good!”