During the holidays, the CARA team takes time out from our busy schedules to remember that our commitment to the future extends to our community. This year we volunteered our time at Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization that funds, packages, and delivers meals to hungry children all over the world. As you can tell by the reflections of our team, being able to give is a gift in itself.
“At CARA, we’re known for our culture. In fact, CARA means “friend” in Gaelic. When we volunteer as a team, it helps us share that culture in service of others. Earlier in the year we walked together towards a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Today, through our teamwork, we fed 54 children for a year. Volunteering is the ultimate feel-good and do-good teambuilding activity.” Michelle Reid-Powell, President and CEO
“I have been extremely blessed throughout my life, so being able to give back through organizations like Feed My Starving Children is an opportunity I will jump at every time!” Barry Larson, Account Executive
“We all have a lot going on-both professionally and personally. I love taking a moment to pause in my own chaos and help someone else. The reason I love doing it is simple-it just makes me feel good to help someone.” Nicole Chiscon, Engagement Director
“It’s always good to think of someone else every now and then. And that makes you feel good about yourself.” Jim Bush, Controller
Together, we packaged 91 boxes of food. That came to 19,656 meals, 54 kids fed for a year, and covered $4,717.44 of costs. Feed My Starving Children makes volunteering fun! If you would like to get involved with this organization, visit their website at https://www.fmsc.org/.
Let us know – what are you doing to give back this holiday season?