The definition of a Great Place to Work differs from person to person. However, one thing is clear when a company highly encourages you to develop character by giving back at a local level – you know you’re in the right place!
On July 30th, our volunteer group, WW Business and product Operations Team, had the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities at Cradles to Crayons in Brighton, MA. During the morning, many of us categorized quality books into various age groups and during the afternoon, we combined quality pieces of clothing into different outfits. Cradles to Crayons emphasized quality in all their activities. They ensured that volunteers knew that no child would receive a torn outfit or a worn out book. A red skirt, polka dot top, blue socks coupled with a matching blue headband, all combined into one outfit for a toddler girl. This may be just one outfit to us but, sorting through the clothes and books at Cradles to Crayons reminds you of how the smallest things can really be big in the eyes of a child.
It is incredible to think that in just a few hours, we collectively affected so many children and families’ lives and most of all, had fun doing so! I am extremely grateful that EMC, along with my work group, often encourages us to take time out of our busy lives to give back. We don’t realize it immediately, but our conversations, work ethics and sense of empathy are enriched because of it.