Giving Back

 

Capuchin Soup Kitchen Earthworks Urban Farm

September 6, 2018

Yesterday morning, several members of our team in Detroit volunteered their time at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen by working in their Earthworks Urban Farm. The farm is a 2.5 acre certified organic farm located in the City of Detroit. Earthworks provides fresh produce used to prepare meals for the homeless and also sold to the public in an effort to raise funds to further support their mission. While there, our team harvested peppers, tomatoes and beans and prepared soil for the planting of new crops. For more information on the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, click here.

 

Pictured left to right, Matt Kipp, Andrea O'Donnell & Shane O'Donnell

Allen County Day of Caring

August 30, 2018

As part of the 26th annual Day of Caring, several members of our Fort Wayne team gathered together to spend the afternoon helping out at The Gingerbread House, a licensed child care center in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The child care center helps with children between the ages of three-twelve. While there, our employees helped clean up and prepare a new toddler playground area by laying mulch and also dug a small area the center intends to use as a garden. The purpose of this event, held throughout all of Allen County, is to give thousands of volunteers the opportunity to come together to make the area a better place to live and work. Last year, over 1,600 volunteers participated in more than 80 community service projects in the Fort Wayne area. We were honored to be able to be a part of such a wonderful event.

 

Pictured left to right, Meredith Yonker, Brandyn Fisher, David Lefever, Brooke Gardner and Bethany Deeds

Junior Achievement 2018 Financial Literacy Day

May 17, 2018

On May 4th, Audit and Risk Manager, Meredith Yonker, along with six other IIA Indianapolis chapter members, spent the day at Hawthorne Elementary in Warren Township, Indiana, for Junior Achievement of Central Indiana’s 2018 Financial Literacy Day. During this time, volunteers worked with Kindergarten through 4th grade students to equip them with life skills in financial literacy, work-readiness and entrepreneurship. Events like this help to bring the real world into the classroom and allow students the chance to gain team-building and leadership skills at an early age. Meredith spent her time at the school with a 1st grade class and was joined in the afternoon by CEO, David Lefever who helped teach the students about what it means to be an entrepreneur.

 

Pictured left to right: Meredith Yonker and David Lefever

Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity

May 14, 2018

Last week, several members of our Indianapolis team came together to be part of the thousands of volunteers each year that devote time to the Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity. The organization makes it possible for dozens of families to have affordable homeownership each year which has proven to improve mental health, decrease reliance on social services and improve academic achievement of children. In the picture below you can see the house our team worked on where they caulked, painted and nailed up trim as we as the porch roof. It was a wonderful day of giving back and working together to help make a difference for a deserving family.

 

Pictured left to right: Joe Gates, Brooke Gardner, Bethany Deeds, Justin Walker, Meredith Yonker and Peter Clarke.

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