November has become known as the month of expressing gratitude, and giving back is at all-time high during the month. The Northwest Carrollton team took this challenge of giving back head on and led with a true servant’s heart all month long. Led by the Carrollton Good Deed Ambassador, Molly B., the team has made it their mission to reach beyond the extraordinary and connect with others within their community to foster lasting and meaningful relationships.
During the month of November, the team partnered with Farish realty for the Operation Christmas Child drive. A national initiative, participants collect shoe boxes for children that will later be filled with toys for children in need for the holiday season. In addition to this project, the team has also started collecting food to drop off at a local church. Collecting non-perishable items from November 1st to December 20th, the team will drop the items off before the holidays.
Though focused on November, the Carrollton team has truly been extraordinary all year long. With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the team wanted to not only educate themselves on what they can do to help but also give back in the process. The team found a local organization that supports domestic violence victims and was able to donate over 400 personal care products and 80 toothbrushes!
Valuing people and looking for opportunities to serve are at the core of who Northwest strives to be every day. We are grateful to have teammates that believe in these values and who utilize them to make an impact on those we serve in the community. Congratulations to the Carrollton team!
Beginning in mid-September, Northwest teammates from every service center collected candy for the Good Deed Halloween Candy Drive!
This year’s goal behind the candy drive was to collect enough candy to distribute to local Title I schools in our team’s respective communities. The Good Deed Team is always looking for opportunities to strengthen their relationship and be involved with schools in the community.
Though the Northwest team collects candy every year, this year’s Candy Drive became a much bigger initiative than expected. In addition to donating candy, some of our teams participated in Trunk or Treats at local schools. Some teammates even took on hosting their own local trunk or treat!
Despite the weather being less than desirable, our teammates continued to move forward to create memorable experiences for the children in the communities that we serve. We are inspired by our teammates’ creativity and make a difference attitude that they bring to every initiative and how much fun they had bringing everything together. We’re excited about what ideas will come up next year!
The teammates of the Savannah office have built a relationship with the children, families, and staff of the Dwayne and Cynthia Willetts Children’s Hospital in Savannah, GA. Whether it is holiday decorations or summer game days, the Savannah team enjoys spending time and bringing smiles to the patients and families whenever possible.
This year, the Savannah team stopped by the hospital on October 31st to help brighten the day with fun, costumes, and candy! Though the children may not be able to go trick or treating, the team thought, “Why not bring trick or treating to them?” The Savannah team, along with Rodney and Nicole Rawls, joined others at the Hospital with a wagon of candy and big smiles to visit with the families and children.
“We wanted to bring the trick or treating to them,” said Missy M., Northwest Builder Relations Specialist. “Seeing the children smile with grins as big as Texas is the best! I am so glad we get to volunteer with the hospital.”
The Savannah team will begin collecting holiday decorations to decorate the children’s rooms this December over the next month, and they are always looking for other ways to get involved in other ways. The Northwest team is inspired by our Savannah teammates’ leadership, make a difference attitudes, and how much they care for others.
For more information on volunteering with the Children’s Hospital in Savannah, please visit their website here.
The Northwest Good Deed Team received the 2019 National Pest Management Association Gives Award. The award is presented by the NPMA’s Leadership Development Group and is meant to recognize companies that demonstrate leadership through their dedication and contribution to the good of the community.The submissions were judged on selected criteria by the Leadership Development Group.
The Good Deed Team (GDT) was overwhelmed when discovering that Northwest was receiving the award, as the submission came from other teammates who felt the GDT should submit for the opportunity. As Greg Green, Co-Director of the GDT, says, “We’re just glad we get to do what we do every day. Helping people, helping our communities… that’s what it is all about. I still can’t believe our teammates surprised us with something like this. The Northwest Family is one of kind.”
The Northwest Good Deed Team was recognized with the Gives Award at the 2019 PestWorld, a summit hosted by NPMA to bring together pest management professionals. Stanford Phillips, Northwest Exterminating Co-President, accepted the award on behalf of the GDT to continue the surprise and celebrate the GDT when returning to Atlanta.
“What an honor it was to receive the award on behalf of all Northwest,” said Stanford. “The Northwest Family is extraordinary. I can’t thank Kristen, Greg, the GDT, and each Northwest teammate enough for making such an impact in our communities and for being extraordinary people. It’s inspiring to see how they put people first and look for ways to make an impact every day.”
To find out more information the NPMA Gives Award, please visit their website. For more information on the Northwest Good Deed Team, click here.
About The National Pest Management Association –The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 5,500 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.
About the Northwest Good Deed Team –As much as Northwest Exterminating is in the pest control business, we’re even more so in the people business. It’s that train of thinking that helped Northwest create The Good Deed Team (GDT) in 2011. The GDT is an active part of the Northwest Family that seeks out and partners with local schools, businesses, and organizations to create an impact in our communities. The GDT goal is to serve and be involved in the areas in which we live and work through simple, meaningful opportunities.
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Northwest teammates from across all 27 service centers collected water to donate it to those who needed it most. The main need for supplies, water, and essentials was in the Bahamas, which was devastatingly hit by the hurricane. The Northwest Good Deed Team reached out to the Bahamas Consulate General in Atlanta to see if they could accept our donation and get the items to the Bahamian people.
The Bahamas Consulate General welcomed our donation of 300 cases of water, 38 cases of wipes, 570 pounds of dry dog food, and over 200 batteries. When dropping off the donations, the Northwest team found many others dropping off donations and helping in the Consulate’s warehouse.
“I think that was the coolest part… seeing people from all over come together to help,” said Kristen Milligan, Co-President of The Good Deed Team. “It’s the small things that can have such a positive impact. I am so grateful to be a part of a team that wants to come together to help in any way we can.”
If you would like to donate supplies to the people of the Bahamas, you can find more information on how to help at the Bahamas Consulate General in Atlanta’s website. For more information on the Northwest Good Deed Team, click here.
The goal of the Northwest Good Deed team is to bring simple, meaningful opportunities for Northwest teammates to create a positive impact in our communities. The Newnan team has taken this vision and applied action and heart. Led by Good Deed ambassador Brittany B., and empowered by managers David H. and Leslie M., the team has worked outside of the other Good Deed initiatives to see how they can create more of an impact in their local community of Newnan, GA.
In September the team took time on a Saturday to participate in a weekly event hosted by a local organization, Bridging the Gap. This event consisted of a drive-up food bank where families could receive items that they may need for the week.
In addition to participating in this local event, the team is currently collecting socks to donate to Bridging the Gap for homeless young women and adults. They have called on other Northwest service centers to help donate as many socks during ‘Socktober’ as possible.
When Newnan Branch Manager, David, found out about his team receiving the award he was excited; “What an honor for our team! Brittany has worked tirelessly to help get our team involved in these events. So proud of our team and of Northwest for giving us all the opportunity to serve our communities and to live and carry on the Northwest culture!”
Congratulations to the Newnan team on receiving the Good Deed Service Center of the Month award for September. This team is such a great example of putting people first and working to make a difference together.
For more information on The Good Deed team and how to get involved, visit our Good Deed page or email email@example.com.