The Spirit of Giving

Happy HolidaysOne of the great things about the holiday season is the spirit of giving it brings out in so many people. It’s a time where we can all be thankful for what we have and are glad to lend a helping hand or some holiday cheer.  We’re lucky enough to work with people who carry that spirit with them throughout the whole year. Learn more about the work they do below!

We’ve written about the amazing work that this organization has done before, but one of the wonderful things about TEAM X-T.R.E.M.E. is how dedicated they are to their mission of honoring and empowering wounded veterans. From participating in the Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico, to honoring a wounded warrior and his family in Hawaii, the team goes full force in everything they do. We are proud that one of our own team members, Military Families Client Services Manager Meg Sauvé, is an active and integral part of this certified awesome group. And this year, to show their support,  fellow members Pamela Brehm and Ty Woolfolk joined Meg and Team X-T.R.E.M.E. to distribute Christmas packs to Wounded Warriors at Walter Reed.

Charity can come in many forms. You can make a monetary donation, you can organize an event, but sometimes the best option might be to grow a mustache. Movember started in Australia in 2004 to foster discussions and raise funds towards prostate and testicular cancer research initiatives. When our Creative Services Director, Duane Romanell, took the initiative to create the Tutor.comb group we were excited. And when three more team members joined, we were thrilled. Together they were able to raise over $800 and grow four fantastic ‘staches.

Gifts for the Homeless
Sometimes the people who need the most help are the ones within your own community. Our SVP & General Manager, Bart Epstein, lends his expertise and giving spirit to the Washington D.C. based organization Gifts for the Homeless. A wholly volunteer-run organization, GFTH brings together over 300 volunteers every year to help out during their annual clothing drive. Each year they are able to donate clothing to over 70 shelters, soup kitchens and transitional homes. The great work they are doing is making waves as they’ve recently been featured on NBC 4’s 12 Days of Giving segment. Check it out below!

What’s your favorite way to give back?


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