It is such a privilege to work with a company who values giving BACK to the local community, our local community, YOUR local community--where ever we are, that is where we are giving.
On Aramark Building Community Day thousands of Aramark employees demonstrate our commitment to enrich and nourish lives around the world as part of our ongoing commitment to build local communities. Our employees are passionate about service and giving back and on ABC Day we volunteer to inspire families to lead healthier lives and empower youth and adults to gain valuable job skills to succeed in the workforce.
Our dietitians, chefs and culinary experts will educate about nutrition and healthy cooking and our many human resources professionals share their knowledge of today’s critical workforce skills. We’ll join in nearly 200 projects across 14 countries, impacting hundreds of thousands of children, adults and families.
This day is part of Aramark Building Community Day, our global volunteer and philanthropic program. Since 2008 Aramark has invested more than $9 million in expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen communities. More than 30,000 employees have dedicated their skills through hundreds of volunteer projects, impacting millions of people in dozens of cities.
Coca-Cola and Family Dollar Stores teamed up and started a [Make Every Sip Count] (https://us.coca-cola.com/makeeverysipcount/) project. When you visit your local Family Dollar store and buy a Coca-Cola product 15% of the purchase price is donated to the [Boys & Girls Clubs] (https://www.bgca.org/about-us/our-mission-story) which help children in need. I truly love when companies give back by supporting such great organizations.
When I was fourteen I remember that teenage longing for my own money. The kind that you didn’t need to borrow from your cousin, or have to ask your parents for. It was just yours because you had earned it. There was no online job seeking when I was an early teen because well, there was no internet, so I went door to door raking my neighbor’s lawns for a small fee. It’s hard to imagine those days now, but they did exist and the world of job seeking has changed so rapidly and continues to do so every day.
I was fortunate yesterday to have the opportunity to partner with the Red Sox Foundation where a few of my co-workers and I were able to assist their teenage scholar program participants. We helped many teens write their first resumes, edit existing ones, and reviewed job-seeking tips together. We even helped them pinpoint some ideas of what exactly they want to do in their future careers.
It’s surprising to see teens as young as fourteen with resumes, as I did not have one until I was in college and immersed in the “real world,” but yet here they are ready to face it head-on at such a young age. I was thrilled to be there yesterday giving back and offering advice to those about to begin their journies. To see so much passion, tenacity, and drive in their eyes makes me hopeful for the future.
REMOTE/VIRUTAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES WITH OUR NONPROFIT: I am the founder and executive director of Beyond the Crisis. This is a charitable non-profit organization that donates non-perishable food items to housing communities and homeless shelters in Massachusetts. This organization was started by two brothers, who wanted to make a difference in their community and mitigate the food hunger that children and families are facing more than ever due to the pandemic. We work directly with the Catholic Charities. We are currently seeking volunteers to help out with our nonprofit’s operations. Almost all of our volunteers can work virtually from home. #volunteer #foodpantry #foodbank #nonprofit #charity #philanthropy #giveback.
For me, my favorite part of working for UPS is that we give back to the people and communities we serve. UPS this past year helped send 263 relief shipments across 43 countries during hard times. A bunch of us even planted some trees on Earth Day last year. I just like the fact that they care. It says a lot and makes me proud to work for them.