Centerline100: 2016 Kickoff
Jun 8, 2016
We kicked off Centerline100 in April – remember that time we worked for 48 hours straight to create all kinds of things for Shelterbox USA? Yeah, that was awesome.
Since then, we’ve been organizing more volunteer opportunities for employees to use their 8 hours of paid volunteer time.
On June 16th, Centerline volunteers will have the opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County on building “safe, affordable houses for qualified homebuyers regardless of race, religion or background.”
“I chose to participate in Habitat for Humanity because I’ve never done it before, and I’ve always been interested in their projects,” said Lizzie Sodoma, project coordinator at Centerline. “I think it’s a great way to have an immediate impact on the community by getting your hands dirty and building something out of nothing. It will also be a cool way to get to know other Centerliners!”
Another volunteer opportunity involves the Interfaith Food Shuttle (IFFS) Tryon Road Teaching Farm. On Wednesday, June 22nd, Centerliners can learn about sustainable agriculture by helping with soil preparation, planting, harvesting, weeding, composting, mulching and working with the chickens, goats, bees and worms.
Ocean Pittenger, interactive developer, volunteered on the farm last year, and was excited to sign up again.
“I chose to volunteer at Interfaith Farm because it’s a great way to get a hands on experience in helping others. I went last year, and really felt like the time I spent here was appreciated.”
Through Centerline100, people who volunteer on their own time can spend a day helping an organization they love.
Previously, Centerliners have used Centerline100 time to volunteer for the Salvation Army, Food Bank of North Carolina, and the FH Foundation, and have even volunteered at schools in the area, teaching students about storytelling, creative arts and communication.
Other dates, with IFFS and Habitat for Humanity, as well as other local philanthropies, will be scheduled throughout the year.
“We will be partnering with Comfort Zone Camp again, helping with their golf tournament in the fall,” said Rebecca Dole, executive operations director and organizer of Centerline100. “We’re also looking at reaching out to new local philanthropies, like the SPCA and something arts related. Stop Hunger Now will be another large, company-wide event, as well.”
After all, giving back is part of who we are.
Check out our work with Shelterbox, and follow #Centerline100 for updates.