Despite the ups and downs of this year, we were able to maintain our commitment to service. We continued our remote efforts, including donor drives, walkathons for Charity Miles, our Acts of Kindness Challenge, participating in Giving Tuesday, etc. However, we were truly thrilled for the opportunity to return to in-person volunteer events. Our team members facilitated and participated in in-person volunteer events on their own, and we were able to attend two as a team.
On October 6th, iVision team members participated in Grady’s Fresh Food Cart, part of their Food as Medicine program. During the event, we were able to provide 229 patients with fresh, healthy foods for their families.
On December 14th, our team helped out at the Empty Stocking Fund to help sort and distribute gifts to families who are struggling around the holiday season.
Roughly one week after we volunteered with Empty Stocking Fund, and mere days before Christmas, the organization faced extreme tragedy. In the middle of the night, somebody broke into and stole gifts from the facility. Immediately, the community launched a fundraiser to prevent the “Grinch from stealing Christmas” and in less than a week, raised $55,000. Over 30 iVision team members donated to the cause, with some even matching the donations of other team members.
Service has always been an integral component of the iVision DNA. In 2018, we joined Pledge 1% to solidify this commitment and quantify our efforts. We’re proud to share that, in 2021, iVision employees completed nearly 2,000 hours of service. We can’t wait to see the positive impact we can create around our communities in 2022!