Blog: The Uniden Life

How we are giving back to our local communities this year and holiday season

Tammy Bartlett
By: Tammy Bartlett
December 23, 2019

As we enter a season of giving back and giving thanks, many members of our members are looking for ways to give to the less fortunate. Whether it’s volunteering, donating money or collecting canned goods or other items, playing an active role in our local communities is not only doing the right thing, but it also benefits the giver, too.

For those of you who know us here at UnidenHosting, you know giving is part of our culture which we generally team up with different organizations in Colorado Springs every quarter, and more often than not, we sometimes treat our members to a giving retreats in other communities, like Denver. This year, like every year, the team wanted to get out and help the community.

“We want to make these retreats not only about us connecting together and continuing building our culture, but also to get our name out to the community and show the need to support locally and give back,” said Jessica Neraipai, UnidenHosting A’s office manager.

We split the team into two groups, volunteering with the food bank and a non-profit called RAFT, or Resource Area for Teaching.

The food bank team separated and created boxes with goods that will ultimately provide nearly 4,500 meals to Denver families. The other team group created hands-on learning kits that will serve 2,500 students.

Typically, 30 to 50 employees participate in volunteering and another 50 to 75 donate to that quarter’s cause. On some cases, we've even had remote employees even fly in to participate in philanthropy events.

Overall, we've seen a lot of participation across the company, departments and management [...] It’s great for team building, cross-functional interaction and stronger ties to the community. - Nicole Burford, Marketing Manager

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Collection of this years givings

We ran a canned food drive where they ended up donating 200 pounds of food to local food banks right here in Colorado Springs!

We donated $200 worth of teddy bears to the Children’s Museum on National Teddy Bear Day (September 9), and raised $3,000 for Special Olympics center right here in Colorado Springs, through their participation in the Polar Bear Plunge.

We’ve conducted a awareness walk through Manitou Springs, remember those who served for our nation and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Partnered with Soldiers’ Angels to purchase and provide gifts to a military family. Colorado Spring office employees chipped in by shopping for, wrapping and delivering the gifts to military installations in Colorado Springs, including the Air Force academy! Every member also signed a agreement deciding to skip all of their usual catered Friday lunches in December so they can use the funds to buy better presents for the family.

Separated and created boxes with goods that ultimately provided nearly 4,500 meals to families.

Created hands-on learning kits that serve 2,500 local students.

We still have enough time to do more before the close of this year. Have you took a moment to reflect on the giving you've done this year?

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