Our Laurens, SC office worked together to collect and donate household and hygiene items to the local Safe Home in their area. They were able to donate almost 50 items.
Safe Home provides 24-hour services and a safe place to victims of domestic violence. The organization has an ongoing wish list of needs to help further support those they serve, so the Laurens team collected items of need to donate at the end of March.
While social distancing may have changed the way we are able to serve the communities we are fortunate enough to live and work in, it has given us the opportunity to find unique opportunities to do so. The Laurens team was grateful to be able to make even a small difference for those who may seek out Safe Home’s services. We’re thankful for all the team at Safe Home does; to learn more about how you can support their efforts, please visit their website.
This pandemic has shown us now, more than ever, that we need to come together and support the people around us. This is why Northwest keeps our eyes open to serve. While we are not able to gather in large groups right now, we still have the opportunity to think of those around us and do what we can to spread joy and a helping hand. Our Canton office has shown how we are able to make a difference with small acts of kindness.
They are currently in the process of making 25 gallons of laundry detergent for Hasty Elementary School in Canton. The school has partnered with MUST Ministries to help those in their local community. The focus is to provide an essential and everyday product that everyone needs, especially during this pandemic. By making this detergent, we are able to maintain a socially distanced gathering while being able to help out the community and catch up with coworkers.
MUST Ministries helps address the basic needs of individuals, families and children in Cobb and Cherokee county. If you need assistance or want to volunteer through MUST Ministries, you can visit their website.
Our Dallas Service Center has always been active within their local community. Recently, they hosted a book drive where they collected books, crossword puzzles, sudoku puzzles, and word searches to be delivered to The Pearl at Dallas.
The Pearl at Dallas is a local nursing home that specializes in Alzheimer’s, as well as other forms of dementia. They offer world-class, innovative, and personalized services for seniors in an inviting and supportive environment.
We are so grateful for our Dallas Service Center who came together to collect items to donate, especially when it is for an extraordinary place such as The Pearl at Dallas. It’s opportunities like this that make our teammates at Northwest proud to work for The Mouse.
At Northwest, we are always trying to make a difference within our community. Recently, our Canton office went out to make a difference as they volunteered their time at Bethany’s Equine and Aquatic Therapy Services. The team came together and helped install rubber mats into each of the horse stalls. These mats help level the stalls out for the horses, while also making them easier to clean.
Along with our volunteers, there were others helping out at the barn. The BEAT Horse Farm Team was very grateful to the Canton Service Center to take time out of their Saturday to give back. This was just a small way our Northwest team could say thank you to our communities.
Bethany’s Equine and Aquatic Therapy Services is a nonprofit organization that is located at a farm in Canton, GA. They specialize in the use of hippotherapy and aquatic therapy as primary tools of treating children and adults with disabilities. To learn how you can donate, volunteer or sponsor a horse, please visit BEAT’s website.
At Northwest, we believe in making a difference. This is exactly what our Newnan service center did when they pursued the opportunity to serve their community. They came together and donated items to make Easter baskets. They were able to fully fill 16 baskets while donating all leftover items to be used in other baskets. These baskets included books, markers, crayons, coloring books, sticker books, eggs filled with candy, stuffed bunnies, bunny ears, and so much more.
They donated these baskets to Bridging the Gap, a nonprofit organization that provides food, clothing, and household goods to those struggling in their community. They have recently been a donation site to help those suffering from the tornado that hit their town. For Easter, Bridging the Gap partnered with local churches to come together and make sure that these children were still able to celebrate Easter.
While this past year has been tough for everyone, our Newnan team was so happy to help those in their community and continue the partnership created with Bridging the Gap. If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please visit Bridging the Gap’s website.
The Northwest Savannah service center has a long-standing partnership with the Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The partnership has grown over the years, allowing the team to celebrate multiple holidays with the staff and families.
The Savannah team sent out the call to Northwest’s 35+ service centers to create and donate Easter baskets for the children at the hospital. The original request was for 60 Easter baskets to be donated to each child to spread some Spring cheer. The request was overwhelmingly met, and the team was able to drop off 92 baskets filled with window clings, crayons and colored pencils, coloring books, small dolls and action figures, and other springtime treats. The team did not donate candy at the hospitals request.
The Northwest team did not want to forget to honor the nursing staff of the Hospital who goes above and beyond every day. Candy and additional treats were donated to the staff as a continued thank you!
It is truly a blessing to be able to partner with the Savannah Children’s Hospital multiple times each year and bring even a small bit of joy into the lives of these children and families. The Savannah team is so thankful to be able to have the opportunity to serve their local community this way, and they are looking forward to the other events and holidays in 2021.
To find out more about the opportunities to serve the incredible staff and families at Savannah’s Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital, please visit https://memorialhealth.com/patients/pediatric-volunteering.dot.
Something that all of Northwest believes is that honoring our customers begins with honoring our teammates. Valued people desire to value others, so teams are always stepping in to support their teammates through hard times. This is exactly what our LaGrange team did as a local teammate got ready for surgery in early April.
The LaGrange team got together to purchase and donate items to the family while the teammate underwent and recovered from surgery. They made food and purchased personal items and a pizza gift card for the family to use! The team’s goal was to ensure the teammate was comfortable throughout their recovery and the family could have a few easy dinners for one less thing to worry about.
When we think of supporting our community, we often immediately think of the amazing non-profits, community organizers, and businesses making a difference. While Northwest appreciates and supports many of these, it’s always incredible to recognize that pouring into others begins with pouring into our team. We are thankful for the family-like culture that the LaGrange team has fostered!
The Northwest LaGrange office is always up to something! Whether donating meals to our front-line health care workers, making bunk beds for local families in need, or celebrating our First Responders with a lunch in their honor, you can always count on the LaGrange team to have their eyes open for opportunities to serve the community they get to live and work in daily.
In 2021, the team began talking with the Assistant Director and Director of a local Children’s Advocacy Center – Twin Cedars Youth and Family Services. After learning more about what the center does within the community and talking with the team, the LaGrange Service Center set out to support the amazing efforts and mission of Twin Cedars.
Beginning in March, the team created 30 Easter Bags to deliver to the Care of Circle facility within Twin Cedars. Care of Circle distributed the bags amongst young children in the program. The children received a coloring page, candy, eggs, snacks, puzzles, stamps, windmills, crayons, and many other treats. The LaGrange team was so excited to be able to donate these items prior to the Easter holiday for the children to enjoy.
The local LaGrange team already has another event on the calendar with Twin Cedars in April. The team loves being able to support organizations aiming to make such a difference in our local communities and are always honored to be a small part in helping these efforts or events. Thank you for the way you serve, LaGrange!
Twin Cedars is a local community organization based on education, therapy, family, and community for babies, children, young adults, and families. They work to make a difference in the life of local children. If you would be interested in supporting Twin Cedars, visit their website.
The Buford Service Center has always remained active in their local community and other local Northwest service areas. Considering the type of year that 2020 was for many, the team came up with a unique idea that they’re hopeful will support customers, teammates, and their community alike going forward.
The team created a Food and Clothing Pantry that will house canned, nonperishable food items and gently used clothing. These items will be available to donate to teammates or customers in need as well as to the local Food Bank.
The team created this Pantry with shelving units inside the Service Center so that it is easily accessible for all teammates to donate to when they have the opportunity. The goal is for these items to make a difference for those in need and always have something on hand to support.
The Buford team’s heart for others is always on display, and their in-office pantry idea is just another example of them wanting to be ready to serve others whenever they can. Thank you to the Buford team for always being an extraordinary example of how to keep our eyes open to serve.