I love my team. No really. I think that the people that I work with are the best. I have to say that I have never been more proud of the team that I have today. As part of our organization’s Values and Beliefs review at the end of the year, they wanted to do something to give back to the community. We viewed a TED Talk online which discussed how people get happier when they spend their money on others rather than themselves. We decided to prove it out.
Given that, within a couple of days and a matching challenge, we were able to raise enough money to fund different projects under DonorChoose.org. This organization focuses on helping teachers in impoverished areas within the US to raise money for specific programs. For example, we are helping one public school buy the books needed to focus on legal cognitive thinking, an iPad in a school that has no technology and another school that needed a drum set to finish the band in a school without a music program. We’re even helping one teacher teach math and science with LEGO robot technology!
I am proud to work with these people that step up to the plate to help others. I guess that is what this time of year is all about. So wishing you all happy holidays and a happy, healthy, prosperous new year.
Go to www.donorchoose.org to grab a bit of happiness for yourself.
We live in times when everyone gets pulled into their own tiny world whether they want to or not. Helping others, giving, etc., have just become an annual event. Among the sea of commercialized agenda for this holiday, I am glad Peritius took the initiative to give back to the community. We are a small firm, doing our small part in bringing about big changes.