Each spring, Witt/Kieffer employees participate in Days of Service during which they take time out of their lives and work schedules to volunteer at charitable organizations in their communities. This is one way that our search consultants and staff strive to live by our mission to support organizations that “improve the quality of life.” This year’s Days of Service, coordinated by employees across the U.S., focused on helping children in need.
Allow us to share brief snapshots of participation from employees at various locations:
Oak Brook, Illinois
Feed My Starving Children
More than a dozen Witt/Kieffer employees worked as part of a larger group to pack boxes of various nutritious foods to be delivered to Nicaraguan families and children in need.
The Jared Box Project
More than 70 employees from our Oak Brook headquarters participated in assembling “toy boxes” for children in the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Jared Boxes provide a gift for young patients in emergency rooms, patient rooms, surgical centers, and clinics as they receive chemotherapy and other medical treatments.
Bernie’s Book Bank
Several employees participated in sorting and packaging books for at-risk children throughout the Chicagoland area. The organization’s goal is to put books in children’s hands through partnerships with schools, libraries, and doctors’ offices.
Seven employees in our northern California office volunteered with the City of Richmond to help improve the soccer field, football field, basketball courts and playground of Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Park. Activities included picking up trash, gathering and bagging leaves, and gardening and weeding.
A half-dozen Witt/Kieffer volunteers spent the day at the local YMCA to repair picnic tables for children attending camp in the summer. More than two dozen tables were scraped and painted!
At Operation Food Search, our St. Louis team assisted with food donations for those in need. Volunteer activities included sorting large boxes of donations and bagging food for families in need. The organization’s goal is to help feed insecure families in 31 Missouri and Illinois counties through its network of food pantries, shelters, and other community partners.
The eight volunteers out of our Boston office visited The Giving Factory Warehouse, part of the Cradles to Crayons organization, to help provide children in poverty needed essentials. Staff inspected, sorted and packaged items for distribution to the children.
Like many of our Oak Brook team, employees in Atlanta supported the Jared Box Project, assembling boxes of various toys and letters of encouragement for children at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta.
At Sundown Elementary School, four members of our Houston area team contributed in the main office with needed tasks, changed the marquee in front of the school, and even helped with the school’s “Armadillo of the Month” program.
Four volunteers visited St. Joseph Children’s Home, an organization that provides residence for some of the city’s most vulnerable children. Activities included helping with recess, snack time, story time and game playing.
Volunteers from our office in southern California participated in mentoring activities with children in first through fifth grades at the Santa Ana Boys and Girls Club. Activities ranged from helping with homework to planting flowers.
A group of Witt/Kieffer employees created welcome bags for families staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. The group purchased pens, post-it notes, soap and other items prior to arrival and assembled them for the guests.