In October, our Wildlife and Smyrna service centers joined each other to collect sneaker and book donations for a drive sponsored by Kids Care, Kindness in Doing Service Connecting and Respecting Everyone. Kids Care was started by a mother daughter duo who wanted the world to know that kids do care and can make impactful differences.
The sneakers and books our Wildlife and Smyrna teams graciously donated will be given to local nonprofits and charities including liveSAFE Resources in Marietta. Thank you to these two extraordinary teams; together they donated about 30 pairs of shoes and 40 books!
The Good Deed Team has continued to seek opportunities to serve safely, and this Sneaker and Book Drive–By and Drop Off aligned with COVID protocols perfectly. We are grateful for Wildlife and Smyrna’s willingness to serve our communities. For more information on Kids Care and how you can further volunteer, visit their website.
The Northwest team has formed a partnership with the Gaines Park Senior Living community to help support the incredible residents who call Gaines home. COVID-19 has been difficult on all, and with many unable to visit their family during this time, Northwest corporate, commercial, and training departments wanted to get together to bring a bit of joy to the day of some of the residents.
What started as a mission to create 12 baskets resulted in 24 baskets being created and dropped off to the residents! Below are three that were created by teammates intentionally for a chosen resident.
Resident: Evelyn | Teammate: Paige
Paige from the Northwest Accounting team chose Ms. Evelyn because of their similar interest. Evelyn mentioned a love for bird watching and peanut butter crackers, and as Paige puts it, “We’re kindred spirits I guess.” Paige took the time to handmake a beaded suncatcher for Evelyn to hang in her window and a blanket. She also included some of her favorites: M&M’s and Peanut Butter Crackers.
Evelyn never expected anyone to take the time to do something like this for her! Paige took joy in including everything she was able to within her basket. We are thankful for teammates like Paige who value others well.
Resident: Mr. McNeely | Teammates: Garry & Jim
Wanting to honor a Veteran due to their close military family ties, teammates Garry and Jim chose Gaines Resident Mr. McNeely. He was a Tail Gunner during WW2! Garry and Jim wanted to put together something special as a way to say thank you for his service to our country.
The pair included memorabilia items, candy, a blanket, and other items focused on comfort in their Air Force themed basket. The only goal for Garry and Jim was to honor this Veteran the best way they could and hopefully bring a smile to his face. We’re thankful for this pair serving others well!
Resident: Gail | Teammates: Carol & Linda
When Northwest teammates Carol and Linda paired up to create a basket, they immediately noticed Gaines Resident Gail because of her hobby with Bible studies and devotional books. The two set out to create a basket that fit Ms. Gail’s likes and hobbies to let her know we were thinking about her!
After noting her favorite color as teal, the pair included a teal devotional book, a bookmark, and matching pens! They also included her favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids! Carol mentioned it was fun to go shopping safely for these and a few other fun items specific for Gail! “I can only imagine how the residents are feeling not being able to go out at all right now. We really enjoyed shopping for her,” said Carol.
We are so thankful for this team that when asked to help, they go above the call. With 24 baskets delivered to the Gaines Residents, the team is hoping to remain involved the best we can while staying safe and listening to the regulations necessary to keep the residents healthy!
The baskets were dropped off with a member of the staff who also wrote a kind letter back to the Northwest team about how much the residents appreciated the gifts. Thank you, Gaines Park, for allowing us to bring some smiles during 2020.
Our teachers have been presented a new challenge with the COVID-19 virus. They go above and beyond for our students and communities every day, and the Northwest Family is so thankful for all they do. The Stockbridge team wanted to find a small way to say thank you to the local teachers while still following safety guidelines.
The Stockbridge office worked together to help supply snacks for the Oak Hill Elementary teacher’s breakroom! With a teacher’s day filled to the brim, this was the team’s small way of letting them know they were thinking of them and all they do for our local community. Our Inspection Specialist, Brandon O., took the time to drop off the goodies for the whole team and was excited to thank the staff in person.
COVID-19 has presented challenges for how our teams usually work to support our local communities, and we are thankful for teammates like those in Stockbridge who know that small acts of kindness really does make a difference.
We have some incredible customers that have chosen The Mouse for many years! We couldn’t be more thankful for customers who continue to trust our team to protect their home. Because of the longstanding relationship we have with some of our customers, our teammates try to get to know each and genuinely listen for ways we may be able to help if the time ever comes.
For our Monroe team, that time came in September when longtime customers mentioned a need for a small shed to be removed from their property. The family was unable to remove the shed on their own due to health and cost concerns, but when the need was mentioned to their Northwest Service Professional, that teammate brought the need back to their team to see if we could help.
The Monroe team came together to demolish the shed and remove the debris from the property so that the family would not have to worry about it! What only took a few hours for our team meant so much to the family.
Our teammates were grateful that the family allowed us to help in this small way. Looking for the meaningful ways to make a difference is the Northwest Way, and we are thankful to have teammates who care about their customers, as our Monroe team continues to show.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on most and brought changes for all. The Northwest Family loves to be involved with our community partners as much as possible, and we’ve had to get creative with the changes this year.
With an inspired idea from Jenna on the Northwest Accounting team, some Northwest Good Deed teammates got together to create customized baskets for the Gaines Park Senior Living residents. Teammates chose residents from a list and were provided details about some of their favorite things: color, flowers, snacks, etc. That way, each resident could receive a fun, unique baskets full of their preferred things!
The baskets were meant to show that we’re thinking about these seniors! Though we cannot visit the residents at this time as we usually like to, creating baskets for the seniors was a fun opportunity to be involved, and a small way we could support them.
Only a small number of baskets have been delivered so far! The others will be delivered at the end of the month. We can’t thank the staff at Gaines Park enough for allowing us the opportunity to celebrate these seniors and bring a bit a joy into their day. Also, a big thank you to our Northwest team for joining in on the opportunity and wanting to help any way they could!
The Northwest Newnan Family has always worked to support many local community organizations. One organization the team works with closely and normally volunteers with is the Coweta Pregnancy Center.
The Coweta Pregnancy Service (CPC) provides services to women and families that are in need. They provide pregnancy test, ultrasounds, and counseling for new moms. They are funded through a local church and donationsand are supported primarily by local community volunteers.
The Newnan team came together during the month of August to donate kids clothing to the CPC before the start of the new school year. They were able to collect 4 bags of clothes in total, for boys and girls, ranging from infant to pre-teen size!
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the team is not able to volunteer their time with the organization as much as they would like to, but they still wanted to find a way to support the organization and the people they help every day. The Coweta Pregnancy Center was grateful for the donation, and our team was grateful to be able to find a small way to still serve our Coweta County community.
Thank you, Newnan Team, for your servant’s heart and honoring your community every chance you get!