Volunteer Week: Giving Back, the MultiView Way
MultiView takes great prides in being a company that “works hard and plays harder.” And that’s all fine and dandy, but one thing that gets left out of that fun slogan is the fact that we also like to give back to the communities that support us. As a matter of fact, our parent company, Warburg Pincus, recently hosted an entire week dedicated to volunteer work, and MultiView was right in the middle of the action.
Nine select employees took time out of their busy days to head down to the North Texas Food Bank in Dallas, Texas. Two groups spent two separate afternoons working in the food pantry, assisting the families of South Dallas by helping with shopping, checkout and stocking.
When we asked our team about their experience, this is what they had to say:
“What I found most moving about the experience was how excited the people were to see us, and how thankful they were that we took time out of our day to be there! I love giving back and I even signed up to volunteer there outside of MultiView. I’m so happy that I work for a company that knows the value of giving back, and gives its employees the opportunity to take part in their communities. After a couple of hours, I complained about my feet and back hurting because I’m so used to sitting down all day, then I realized that the pain is so worth it just to see the smiles I saw on their faces that day. It was so heartwarming!” – Kim Nabors, Team Lead, Campaign Management
“It’s great that MultiView gave us the opportunity to give back to the community. It’s a very sobering experience when a person breaks down because they know that they’ll be able to put dinner on the table for their family. Experiences like this make me extremely grateful for the little things that I experience daily. I look forward to participating in the next MultiView volunteering event.” – Ryan Bachman, Digital Marketing Analyst
“This was my third year volunteering with the North Texas Food Bank and it is always a rewarding experience. It is such a well-organized process that is really helping those who need it! The staff at the North Texas Food Bank know their customers’ names and truly enjoy what they are doing for the community.” – Seth Owens, Manager, Analytics and Insight
“It felt great to give back to the community. It really makes you appreciate how fortunate we are to have the things we have, and it makes you realize how important it is to take time out to help out those who are less fortunate. I would do it again in a heartbeat.” – Dennis Hall, Executive Editor, MultiBriefs
“I always enjoy giving back, because I feel I have been very blessed in my life to never go hungry and always have a roof over my head. Knowing that I helped a family eat for the next week, and how happy they were to receive this food just put a smile on my face. I mean, realizing how much these people really need the food is intense: A woman with a family of five actually started crying because she was so grateful to have this food to feed her kids. I was so blessed to do something good with my fellow MultiViewers.” – Eliana Sharp, Technical Implementation Specialist
As you can see, MultiView’s Volunteer Week events left lasting memories in the minds of our employees, and hopefully in the hearts of those we happily served. To add one more quote to the mix, and really drive home the overarching lesson of our volunteering venture, I turn to the words of Arthur Ashe: “From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” Until next time …