While working at the San Jose location, we learned from our partners at the Salvation Army that there was a shortage of toys and gifts for older children from ages 9 to 12. Naturally, this made us all feel a bit sad. But it also sparked an idea: let's do something about that! After a quick call to the DeWinter Group's CEO, Shane Oberg, it was decided on the spot that the DeWinter Group and Maris Consulting Group would further assist the Salvation Army with the last minute purchase of additional toys.
Volunteers Ale Moll and David Gleit were given the somewhat pleasurable task of buying scores of additional toys and gifts for the older kids. Two days later, after a few trips to major stores in the San Jose area, David and Ale delivered the goodies to the Salvation Army, just in time for their final day of toy donations!
How are you giving back throughout the holidays?
At the DeWinter Group and Maris Consulting Group, giving back to the community we serve is not an option, it is our duty. We are extremely fortunate and volunteering at the Salvation Army was needless to say a very emotional and humbling experience for every single one of the volunteers who made time to show up. There are so many in need and volunteering even as little as an hour can make the biggest different.
To learn more regarding how you and your company can give back throughout the year, visit the Salvation Army's Ways to Give page.