Thursday, January 26, 2012

Giving Back - Employee Spotlight

Our employee spotlight for the month is Tim Smith.  Tim, along with our warehouse employees, created Godswill, a group that collects items to donate to local organizations.  They have done a great job putting this together and with the help of our employees are making an impact in our community.  In a thank you note to Voluforms employees, Tim says,
“We have finished delivering all of our gifts and everyone we donated to was very excited and thankful. We did things a little different this year instead of just buying mass quantities of goods and toys we actually sat down with each organization and got list from them on what they were in the most need of.
Haven House had 11 children this year, ages range from 1-17, each child or parent made a list of clothing/shoes/jackets of what they needed and a special item/toy.  So for each one we were able to get at least two of the clothing type items and their special item, along with each child receiving gloves, hat, toothbrush, combs and goodies/candy.  
Noah's Ark asked that we supply filled stockings for each child.  There were 6 children there, ages 6-16, so each stocking was filled with socks, gloves, toothbrush, comb, coupons for free food, candy, watches and a few other items. The NCOC (North Clark Outreach Center) asked if we could supply them with bathroom type items, like soap, shampoo, lotion, shaving cream, razors, deodorant, combs, toothbrushes, etc. We also supplied the Haven House with those same kinds of items, and all were very thankful. We did a great job and got folks things they needed and could really use.  
This is the 11th year for Godswill and I can't believe how far we’ve come since the first year, I hope to continue doing this for many more years. 
My mother got me started doing this kind of work in our basement at home during Christmas when I was around 13 or 14. We would make up fruit bags to donate to folks that she knew could use some help.  It wasn't much but she said that they would appreciate it and they did. 
Ever since then it's been something I’ve strived to do and do bigger every year, and with everyone’s help it has gotten there and now I get to get my children involved and teach them what this is all about.  They went out with us and helped pick out things for each child and place and helped deliver it.  So hopefully one day they will continue this in their own way.
So again, thank you everyone very much and have a very Merry Christmas!!!”
Thanks for all your hard work, Tim, and for making a difference with Godswill and Voluforms in our community!

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