The Operations team was delighted to work with Easter Seals North Georgia (http://www.easterseals.com/northgeorgia/) for their annual community service project. The mission of Easter Seals North Georgia is to provide high-quality services to ensure that all children with disabilities or other special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their community. Our team of about 30 folks spent half a day at one of the organization’s child development centers in the classrooms assisting the teachers.
Intradiem employees supported the WSB Care-a-Thon in July 2016. Our crew volunteered to work a couple of shifts answering phones in the contact center to taking donations and raise money for this wonderful cause. The News 95.5 AM 750 WSB Care-a-Thon benefits the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Center of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. 100 percent of the donations received during this 37 hours Care-a-Thon help fund children’s cancer research, fellowship, and family support at the Aflac Cancer Center. The Care-a-Thon has raised more than $17M since it started over 15 years ago.
Intradiem employees spent time supporting the Humane Society of Forsyth County (HSFC) in September. Our crew volunteered to spend four hours grooming, bathing, and socializing with the dogs waiting to find their fur-ever home. The HSFC is an independent, privately funded, non-profit organization serving the people and pets of Forsythe County. Established in 1975, the HSFC has adopted over 20,000 animals into permanent and loving homes. The HSFC is the largest no-kill, non-profit humane center in Forsyth County, GA. Our crew had a wonderful time loving and being loved by these furry companions. In fact, one of our employees was so smitten with a pup that she adopted him. Cooper (formerly known as ‘Eminem’) is living happily ever after with his new ‘brother’ Carl, and his two cat ‘brothers’, Cocoa and Bramble. Don’t shop! Adopt!
H.E.R.O for the Holidays provides holiday gifts to children infected with or affected by HIV and AIDS in low-income families. In 2014, Intradiem sponsored eight deserving kids by fulfilling their holiday wants and wish lists.
Food drives are a competition between departments to see who can collect the most food and other essential items for those in need. Participation in the most recent food drive was intense, with employees donating 9,500 lbs of food to two local organizations.
Intradiem visits MUST Ministries every other month to serve lunch to more than 150 men, women and children in the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen. We began working with the MUST lunch program back in 2008, and our Intradiem volunteers always look forward to participating as a way of giving back to our community.
Intradiem has participated in the MUST Ministries’ Summer Lunch program since 2010, providing lunches for children who don’t have access to school lunches during the summertime. While the adults are making sandwiches in the office, we have our own children decorate bags. This is our way to begin teaching the value of community service to our children at a young age.
Our 2015 visit to the Carnival at Camp Sunshine, a week-long camp for children with cancer, marks Intradiem’s fifth year of service at the Camp.
Reminders of home make all the difference for our soldiers serving abroad, and sometimes all it takes is something as simple as an Oreo! For 2015’s Operation Oreo (and of course, the Oreo Olympics), Intradiem employees donated more than 1,400 pounds of Oreo cookies to the cause
As part of High Tech Ministries Serve@Work program, our employees have served at organizations such as FCS Ministries, MUST Ministries, Sheltering Grace and 7 Bridges to Recovery to revitalize neighborhoods, refurbish community centers, build playgrounds, install landscaping, and help children with homework and crafts projects.