TQL employees nearly double the number of hours served during this year’s National Volunteer Week
TQL puts its own spin on National Volunteer Week, expanding it to two weeks and opening it to customers and carriers. Setting new records is a TQL specialty, for sales goals and now service goals. TQL employees nearly doubled the number of volunteer hours they put in during this year’s National Volunteer Week campaign. Employees served 2,371 hours, crushing last year’s inaugural record of 1,200 hours served. The time volunteered this year is equivalent to one person working full time for more than a year.
True to TQL form, some friendly team competition took this year’s effort to new heights. Team Grand Rapids participated in four separate volunteer activities with 58 percent of its office donating sweat equity to either the YMCA or the Ronald McDonald House. They wanted to make sure they were the TQL office that had the most participation during National Volunteer Week.
“Everyone here is really competitive, so even our volunteering time was a competition,” said Grand Rapids National Sales Recruiter, Allison D.
In total, 896 TQL employees participated in 75 different volunteer projects in 54 cities benefiting 52 nonprofits with their service. Additionally, these non-profits benefited from $18,000 in donations through TQL’s Team Volunteer Grants program.
Customers and carriers also had the opportunity to share the nonprofit organizations they support for a chance to win a $50 charity gift card to donate to their favorite charity. Winners included Pilot Dogs, an organization that provides seeing eye dogs to the blind at no cost, Canine Companions for Independence, which raises money to provide service dogs to veterans, as well as the American Heart Association, Gift Scouts, Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Center for Autism, and The Cleveland Police Foundation.