10 Volunteer Shifts!
My office holiday party is a lot of fun, but it’s even better when we get our hands dirty beforehand.
For the past few years, Calvert Foundation has come to the food bank as a way to give back to the local community. Our firm supports communities around the world, and this is one of the more direct ways we are involved. And we like coming to the food bank because we know that so many other organizations rely on it.
We spent the morning doing everything from sorting food on a conveyor belt and putting it into boxes to filling bags with groceries for seniors. I really enjoy spending time with my co-workers doing something outside of our usual work routines (the chance to sport our Ugly Christmas Sweaters doesn’t hurt, either), and I know we all feel great about the fact that what we’re doing has an immediate, tangible benefit. It’s nice to think about the fact that the bags of food we’re packing will be on the tables of local families later this week – sometimes even that same night!
I know the food bank has a lot of people come through their doors for their 10 weekly volunteer shifts – 26,000 a year, as I learned while I was there. I’m proud to be one of them.