My employer for the past ten years has a serious commitment to the community – one that is measured in hundreds of millions of dollars a year in donations – and measured in the thousands of hours that our employees donate of themselves each year to their local communities.
A few months ago I issued the challenge to one of the managers that works for me to find a local organization that we could donate significant time and financial resources to assisting. As we’re all in the criminal justice field, we were looking for a program for at-risk youth near the Greater Boston area — the closer to the city, the better.
We found it at the Boys and Girls Club in Somerville, Massachusetts today.
After three hours of basketball, poll, video games, and “Cooties”, my team has chosen to commit at least half a day of their time each month to this special group of youngsters. It’s the beginning of a relationship that I can only see improving in the months to come.
It’s amazing what good you can do with your time…