TQL Cares About National Volunteer Week
Chris McMahon made a memorable statement April 14 in Cincinnati with his epic 12-hour, 68.31-mile treadmill run in support of the League For Animal Welfare.
His effort may have been the most visible, but it was by no means the only charitable activity for TQL employees during National Volunteer Week.
The company partnered with 140 different organizations in 2015. National Volunteer Week afforded employees the opportunity to renew ties with long-standing causes and explore new community opportunities.
Some of those included:
- Team Jacksonville – with a Marine at the helm – partnered with the University of North Florida and the Military and Veterans Resource Center to collect donations for the Supplies for Soldiers drive. They brought in enough for the Greater Jacksonville USO to send 45 fully stocked care packages and letters to local troops stationed overseas.
- Team Columbus sent six people to Ronald McDonald House to prepare and serve meals.
- Team Denver cooked and served meals at the Denver Children’s Home.
- Team McKercher at headquarters had six preparing and serving food for Lighthouse Youth Services.
- Team Tampa worked with the National Parkinson Foundation volunteering at its annual Moving Day walk.
- Team Orlando played in the Public Allies Central Florida basketball tournament benefiting students at Parramore Kidz Zone.
- Volunteers from the marketing team painted the main room of Duvenek Arts and Cultural Center in Covington, Ky.
TQL Cares doubled its regular donations for both volunteer hours and team projects between April 9 and 17; the above nonprofits received a $500 gift from TQL.
CEO Ken Oaks’ daily emails highlighted even more volunteers and their causes last week.
- Anthony C. of Team Austin puts on the Purple Stride 5K for the Pancreatic Cancer Network.
- Joe T. at headquarters serves on the board of Boys and Girls Club of Clermont County.
- Jo W. at HQ volunteers at Art Without Boundaries, a program for Alzheimer’s and autism patients.
- Callie L. (and her husband) serve as mentors to a pair of brothers in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
- Beau J. of Team Orlando has worked with the Conductive Education Center of Orland since 2013, serving children with motor disabilities.
Giving back is part of who we are. If you’re interested in being part of a team who likes to help, consider a career at TQL.