April 23, 2009

I Got "Lei'd" For Community Service Day

Bet that got your attention, huh?!?! Heeheehee :-)

As much as my job sucks sometimes, there are days that I am so proud of the company that I work for. Today is one of those days.

My company takes community service very seriously - offering to pay us while we do community service; earning points for each hour you complete (redeemable for company swag) and hosts one large community service activity and 2-3 smaller activities each year.

This year our beneficiary is the Department of Veteran's Affairs Medical Centers. As a company, we are making over 3 THOUSAND no tie fleece blankets and assembling the same number of goodie bags to distribute to hospitalized veterans. Coming from a military family; having JC and other friends/family currently deployed - I was moved to the point of tears this morning.

(Image from ThriftyFun.com)

At work they call me Martha Stewart, so I was one of the "leaders" of this craft project. Our HR Director likes to make the leaders easily identifiable to all participants each year. (As a side note - you'd think that adults would know that scissors = sharp! Nope, tons of people cut themselves) Last year was tops hats; this year was leis. So, first thing this morning I got lei'd. Let me tell you - those suckers look flimsy, but hold in the heat around your neck!!

(Image from Orientaltrading.com)

Next week a group of us are going to our local VAMC (Veteran's Affairs Medical Center) to distribute these blankets and care packages. I can't wait!


  1. That sounds so AWESOME! So neat! I remember doing a lot of community service with my old company.

  2. Oh wow what a fun and fulfilling project to be involved in. This is great! Take your camera with you when you go to give out the blankies!

    Justine :o )

  3. How wonderful! You do have a great company!

  4. That's an awesome thing for your company to do. Not many do community works these days! And so nice that it happened to be a cause so close to your heart.

  5. This post is something I'd write! :) Congrats on having good people to work with!

  6. Very cool that a company would make such an effort to give great community service...and what a worthy cause! It always feels so good to work on something for people who totally deserve something nice in their lives. Kudos to all of you for doing so much good!

  7. that is really awesome and I know they will be much appreciated.


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