TQL Not Clowning Around With Gift To Ronald McDonald House
We kicked off TQL Cares for the Holidays at the end of November. Teams around the company and country have been busy sharing their time, talent and treasure with those in need.
TQL Austin raised $1,500 for Ronald McDonald House of Central Texas.
Austin-based national sales recruiter Jessie K. has a personal connection to RDMH. Her cousin and his wife stayed in a Ronald McDonald House for three months while their infant child – now 1.5 years old and in good health – underwent treatment for CDH.
“When you have to move five hours away to get your child into the best hospital, it’s great to have a place like Ronald McDonald House there for you to make the transition,” she said.
Most of the $1,500 came from entry fees – or their cash equivalent – to the Lights of Love 5K Dec. 4, Ronald McDonald House’s single-largest annual fundraiser. Participants and donors received a casual pass for December.
TQL was a race sponsor, too, pushing the total commitment to more than $3,000.
“Ronald McDonald House does a really good job of breaking down exactly where your donations go,” Jessie said. “Once people saw that – ‘Oh, my $20 will do this for a family?’ – it was pretty easy to get people involved.”
Team Austin intends to continue and expand the relationship; they plan a meal-prep outing at the house in early 2016.
The campus recruiting team from TQL Chicago banded together to support Heartland Alliance.
“Heartland Alliance was seeking stockings for youth in need,” said Olivia S. “We gathered $220 to spend on items and put together 20 stockings to give to youth in Chicago. We were happy to donate the time and money for this cause.
“Two of our members live in Chicago and are reminded daily that there are so many people who are less fortunate than us. We wanted to do something to benefit the Chicago youth and hopefully make more children smile this holiday season.”
Team Erlanger assisted United Christian Volunteers before Thanksgiving, helping feed about 100 Northern Kentucky families. On Dec. 7, the team made its cash donation to UCV. The $1,025 presented to the organization included a gift match from TQL Cares.
Let us know your story and how you’re helping your communities this holiday season. Send photos and/or videos of your volunteer work to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll highlight some of them on the Life At TQL social media channels and here on the blog site.
Because TQL Cares.