You only have to look at our Instagram feed to know that boredom-fighters know how to have fun. Whether it’s making sure our latest brainstorming session is a little out of the ordinary, or playing a prank on an office mate, there’s a number of ways we blow off steam.
But more than having fun or making a buck, we believe in giving back to the community in a number of ways. So, today, we want to recognize the boredom-fighters who are applying their talents to help their fellow man. Kudos, guys. Keep it up.
In December, VLG teamed up with Key Account Manager Matt “Santa” Kuss to give back to his favorite charity, Christian Community Action of Lewisville. The team rounded up 14 bags of clothes in Santa Kuss’ KickAss Klothing Krusade. Matt notes, “I love helping out the CCA. It’s important to me because I love to assist those less fortunate in any capacity I can.”
In addition, the team collected and donated half a ton of canned goods to the Ronald McDonald house. We truly enjoyed giving back during the season of giving.
The giving doesn’t stop at the company level. Principal Taylor Johnson explains what Be The Match, a non-profit that matches those in need of marrow transplants with donor matches from around the world means to her and her family. “Be The Match is the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world and we are so thankful for the work and research they do. My father was given the gift of life all the way from Germany, so it’s a big passion of mine to help this wonderful organization add potential donors to the database so more matches can be made.”
Heather Lujan, one of our Account Managers, gives back to the community through art. “I have become a member of Frisco Arts which is a group whose focus is to advance the arts in Frisco through arts advocacy, accessible programming, city grants, and private scholarships, supporting the economic growth and cultural identity of the City of Frisco. When schools lose funding, the arts are usually the first programs to be pulled from the curriculum. Frisco Arts gives families an opportunity outside of school to experience and learn the importance of art and the community.”
Creative Director Angela Shori recently stepped out of the studio to volunteer at STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Day at Cedar Creek Elementary in Austin. “It was such an amazing experience. To see each child exploring and experimenting and expanding their horizons was such a privilege. From gooey oobleck to slime to an hour of coding, it was science and tech all day, and the kids loved it. It was great to see how at such an early age, they could start to plant the seeds that will grow into the talents of tomorrow.”
We love to see how these boredom-fighters are using their talents to give back to the community. Follow us on Instagram to see what we’re up to, or post your own photos with the hashtag, #VLGCares.