Our Northwest Good Deed Team has partnerships with many schools across the states that we serve. Recently, our Hixson office expanded this by partnering with Alpine Crest Elementary School for a water drive.
COVID-19 has affected schools on many different levels. At Alpine Crest Elementary, COVID forced them to turn off their water fountains to help stop the spread. This has forced the students to bring bottled water, which most forget about or lose throughout the day. When we heard about this, we jumped at the opportunity to support them. We were able to collect 56 cases of water to donate.
We are so grateful for our Hixson office coming together to support a local elementary school and collect these cases of water. We know that any help for schools is always welcomed and removes one task from the never-ending to-do list of the administration and teachers. Our teammates enjoyed the opportunity to serve and help in even a small way.
Thank you to our Hixson team for finding opportunities to serve where you have passion!
Supporting and showing appreciation to first responders is important to our Northwest Teammates. Every year, the Northwest Good Deed Team hosts First Responder Cookouts as a small way to say thank you to our community’s first responders across all five of the states we serve. Partnering with local organizations who also want to celebrate these men and women is something we enjoy and are grateful to do.
Recently, our Good Deeds Team partnered with the Alabama Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) to help host their 3rd Quarter Serve Event. Together, we were able to serve lunch to close to 150 of our very own local heroes from the Hoover Fire Department and Police Department. Also, with generous donation, we were able to give our door prizes totaling over $3,000!
CAI Alabama is the state’s voice for homeowner and condominium associations. Their mission is to build better communities in Alabama with the goal and purpose to provide information, education, and resources to their members. They partner with many local businesses to host events throughout the year like their First Responders Appreciation Luncheon.
Our team was grateful to take part in this event and for the opportunity to show appreciation to our first responders and everything they do for our communities. The team is looking forward to the next Serve Event.
If you would like to get involved with CAI Alabama, please visit their website and see how you can help!
With the beginning of every new school year, school supply needs go out for every classroom. At Northwest, our teammates enjoy partnering with local schools any way we can. Our teachers are true superheroes, and the start of any school year is typically some of their busiest times. This is why our Dallas team came together to donate supplies to Dallas Elementary School.
The Dallas team reached out to the assistant principal to learn what items students needed the most. After learning that earbuds for students were in need, they collected 56 pairs to donate!
We know that any help for these teachers means a lot. Our teammates enjoyed the opportunity to serve their local elementary school and look forward to partnering with them again in the future. Thank you to our Dallas team for finding opportunities to serve where you have passion!
Supporting and showing appreciation to our Servicemen and women is extremely important to our Northwest Teammates. This past year, through a personal connection and drive to give back to her community, one of our Northwest Teammates, Sydney C., managed to create an ongoing partnership between Northwest and the Dobbins Air Force Base.
Throughout COVID-19 restrictions, Dobbins Air Force Base housed servicemen and women for a required 20-day quarantine. Once Sydney heard of the 20-day quarantine, with new quarantined members stationed each month, she immediately began to look for ways to give back.
Sydney, along with her Northwest Teammates and The Good Deed Team originally collected entertainment games and consoles, snacks, and personal hygiene items to donate to the quarantined men and women at the Base as a way to say thank you and offer a source of fun relief. After realizing there would be new service people there monthly, the team put together ‘Care Bags’ each month following December 2020. These bags contained everything from snacks, personal hygiene items, fun games, and more to occupy them during their time at Dobbins.
The heart of this project, Sydney, has showcased the true definition of what it is to have a Servant’s Heart. Her dedication to giving back and supporting her community led her husband, Chris, to secretly submit her for the 2020 Spouse of the Year by Dobbins! Unanimously chosen for the award by the panelists, she was surprised with a small ceremony in April.
Northwest could not be more grateful for teammates like Sydney; she kept her eyes open for ways to serve and appreciate others, letting the GDT know about the opportunity so that we could work together to bring this idea to life. Through this small act of kindness created an opportunity to continue the ‘Care Bag’ donations until mid-2021 and create an ongoing partnership with Dobbins Air Force Base going forward!
Recently, our Newnan team helped make a difference and show their appreciation as they hosted a First Responder Cook Out at one of the Fayette County Fire Stations. The team provided burgers, chips, and drinks for about 50 first responders.
Northwest has been hosting First Responder Cookouts across the Southeast since 2017, an initiative we look forward to every year. We can host up to 20 in a year, serving each area’s local community as a thank you. The team was grateful to give the first responders around Fayette County an opportunity to relax and eat. We set up cornhole boards for everyone to play, and we were able to tour the fire station and learn about what they do every day.
Having the opportunity to host these cookouts for our first responders means so much to our teammates involved. It’s an honor to be able to show even a small amount of the appreciation we have for all they do for us daily. Our Newnan teammates enjoyed the opportunity to serve their local responders and to learn more about their responsibilities and daily lives. Thank you, Newnan team!
Our Sawyer Good Deed Team has found a new way to make a difference in its community. Recently, they partnered with Alamance County Meals on Wheels. The team now has a route once a month where they are able to go out and deliver meals to homebound senior citizens.
The Alamance County Meals on Wheels was formed in 1973. Over the years, they have been offering hot home-delivered meals, frozen home-delivered meals, and winter weather emergency meals. They started delivering only one route, serving a few people, and now they serve over 300 people each day on 24 different hot and frozen meal routes.
Our teammates, Lucas C. and Elizabeth W., were both very grateful for the opportunity to give back this month and look forward to continuing this partnership. Alamance County Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteers to help! If you would like to get involved, please visit http://www.alamancemow.org/ to see how you can help.
At Northwest, we enjoy partnering with schools across many of the states that we serve. Many of our teammates are passionate about education support, and we know that the beginning of the school year is always busy, especially for teachers. This is why our Peachtree Wildlife team came together to make baskets for all of the 1st grade teachers at Berkeley Lake Elementary School.
The team made 8 reusable baskets that included all sorts of extraordinary supplies these teachers can use to help with their class. They included colored papers, pens, note pads, post-it notes, clip boards, hand sanitizer, expo markers, highlighters, markers, stickers, a box of Kleenex, and paper towels. They were able to hand deliver these to the school, and the teachers were so grateful.
We know that even a little help for these teachers means a lot, especially with all the changes that COVID-19 brought. Our teammates enjoyed the opportunity to serve their local elementary school, and the teachers reached out to our team to let them know how much they appreciated their baskets. Thank you to our Peachtree Wildlife team for finding opportunities to serve where you have passion!
Over the years, our Northwest Good Deed Team has partnered with schools across many of the states that we serve, with many of our teammates passionate about education support. With teammates always keeping an eye open for opportunities to serve, our Corporate office came together to collect cases of water for a local high school band when the need came up.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Sprayberry High School Band of Gold was grappling with donations and funds. When it was brought to our attention by a teammate, we jumped at the opportunity to support them. We were able to collect 20 cases of water, which will supply the band for 4+ games this upcoming football season. We handed these cases off to the Men in Black (MIB) who are dads that help transport and move the instruments, equipment, props, and supplies.
We are so grateful for our Corporate office coming together to support a local high school and collect these cases of water. Though a small act of kindness, it’s extraordinary opportunities like this that make our teammates at Northwest proud to work for The Mouse.
The Northwest Good Deed Team has always had a strong partnership with many of our local schools as our teammates are passionate about education! The team has enjoyed supporting book donations, Mystery Reader programs, Career Days, and more around our communities. After speaking to the new principal of Fair Oaks Elementary, Cathie Siebert, we learned they were looking for donations of books to give away at their Saturday pantry to students and families.
Luckily, our teams are consistently collecting items for donations, and we had two trunk loads of books and items that were available for donation from our Smyrna Service Center. Shortly after the team dropped the donations off, they spoke with Cathie and discovered the potential opportunity available to partner with the school even further.
A few years ago, the Northwest Good Deed Team teamed up with Birney Elementary to create the Literatura Bilingual Family Literacy Program for their elementary students to be involved in. With the help of Katie Stieber, a friend and partner with Birney Elementary, Literatura has continued to grow. After the conversation with Cathie, the GDT began discussing the option to launch the drive thru literacy program at Fair Oaks Elementary this upcoming year!
This program is hosted monthly, with new and unique activities created and handed out each time. It’s a program that students and families, along with the teachers and staff, seem to really enjoy because they’re able to create a fun learning environment for all involved. Our team is excited about the opportunity to bring this program to the Fair Oaks children and looks forward to continuing the Literacy Program and growing it to serve even more families in the future.