Our team never winces at the suggestion of a little manual labor, in fact we embrace it when it means helping out a great local charity. On Saturday February 15th, our Center team members and their families volunteered to support the Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. We look forward to this rewarding opportunity to get together outside of the office and help out a charitable organization that directly supports our local communities.
After orientation, The Center team was assigned the task of packing 750 bags of apples to be distributed to families in need. We made quick work of packing 150 large bags of apples into 5 huge crates for shipment – plenty of laughs and smiles along the way!
I wanted to give many thanks to The Center team members for the continued support of the now Bi-Annual Gleaners volunteering event. It came as no surprise to me, but The Center team members also managed to accumulate a total of 323 pounds of non-perishable donations (Yes – I said 323 POUNDS). A special thank you to Client Service Manager Jennie Bauder who collected monetary donations from the office and filled two shopping carts with donations – look out Extreme Couponing!” –Jen Hackmann
If you happen to get the volunteering itch, you can just show up at 9:00 a.m. on any Saturday at the Detroit Gleaners Distribution Center location: 2131 Beaufait Street in Detroit. Once there, look for the Gleaners Volunteer signs! You do not need to be part of a large group to donate your time, just arrive ready to work. Please check out the Gleaners website www.gcfb.org to see all of the remarkable things the Gleaners Organization does locally or to find out more about volunteering opportunities.