100+100 – 100 Employees, 100 Days of Giving Back
Jul 21, 2014
Giving back has always been an important part of Centerline’s corporate culture and, recently, we reached a company milestone – 100 employees! To support Centerliners’ ongoing efforts to make a positive impact in Raleigh, we decided to launch 100+100.
For 100 days, all Centerline employees will be given a full day of paid time off to volunteer their time at a nonprofit of their choice or one of these six charities:
• Habitat for Humanity, Wake County
• Interfaith Food Shuttle – Backpack Buddies
• Raleigh City Farm
• Wild at Art
• The Green Chair Project
“It will be a great opportunity for us to get out of our daily routine and do something fun and different with our coworkers while making a difference for organizations and an impact in Raleigh,” said Kate Lemley, Centerline Traffic Coordinator.
Through October, we have more than 15 specific events planned at the charities. We’ll build door and window frames to contribute to safe, affordable houses for Habitat partner families. We’ll do arts and crafts with kids at summer camp. We’ll pack bags of food for local school children. All this and more to support the city we love.
Working with the community, however, doesn’t end after these 100 days. We are already involved in the world around us. This opportunity lets us take a break from the day-to-day meetings and tasks to give back to the city we call home – together.
Megan Riley, Project Manager at Centerline, is an active member of the Junior League of Raleigh and volunteers regularly with Backpack Buddies to help fight adolescent hunger in Wake County.
“It warms my heart that my company is devoting 100 days of volunteerism to strengthen and enrich our community,” said Megan. “I’m thrilled that I am using my 100+100 day to continue my personal partnership with Backpack Buddies while also introducing some of my amazing coworkers to this wonderful cause.”
So what does 100+100 mean to us?
100+100 shows that we are more than our job titles. We are able to make a significant difference in the community around us, and we choose to take that opportunity. The program shows the heart and the attitude of Centerliners – that giving back helps define who we are.
“100+100 means using our company’s people, insight and resources to contribute to our greater community,” said Kate. “It means giving our time back to the city that does so much for our company.
Brenna Mickey, one of our Graphic Designers, is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who volunteered abroad for almost three years.
“I’m committed to continue to volunteer throughout my life, no matter where I live,” said Brenna. “100+100 makes me value being at Centerline that much more.”
We chose to plant our roots here, and we’ve grown as Raleigh has grown. 100+100 is a great way for us to show our appreciation and give back.
We’ll be posting consistent updates on our social channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter) using the #Centerline100 hashtag. We will also document stories on the blog of specific volunteer opportunities. Please follow along as we give back to Raleigh!