“I live in Austin but have a big fondness for a small town outside Austin called Smithville. When Hurricane Harvey hit, my family in Houston lost everything. But so did my “families” in Smithville. Being a smaller community, not much was said on the news, nor was there much of a volunteer effort made. I had to help my family in Houston when I could, but I wanted to help Smithville too.
Thanks to the volunteer time off WellSky provides, I was able to create and run a “Giving Tree” by partnering with the Smithville Police Department and their Blue Santa drive. We were able to sponsor 50 kids and help their families have presents under the tree. The police department said this was the largest number of toys they had ever received, and it came at the most needed time.
Without our Volunteer Time Off Program, it would have been extremely difficult to organize and get all of the presents out to Smithville on time. It makes me very grateful to work for a company that believes in philanthropy as much as I do. It’s part of why I choose to work at WellSky.”