From coast to coast, MBX volunteers make a difference
We frequently write about MBX Cares’ impact on our local Chicagoland communities, however with remote employees dotting the map, we also have unique opportunities to represent MBX in distant communities across the country. Here we will spotlight a few different ways our employees impacted their local charitable organizations…and also the impact it had on them.
Deep in the heart of Texas
Our business development executive in Austin, Kanah, participated in the Watch D.O.G.S. program (Dads Of Great Students). The program is designed to provide positive male role models in schools. These volunteers also act as an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying. While the students benefitted from this positive influence, for Kanah, it reinforced his admiration for those who educate our children and the incredible work they do everyday.
Also, in the Houston area, MBX inside sales representative Joel worked hands-on with an elderly couple hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. He worked on their residence to try and help things get back to normal. After this impactful experience, he looked for weekend opportunities to help out other hurricane victims where he could.
On the West Coast
Another business development executive, Tim, spent his MBX Serves day with the King Ridge Foundation that works with at-risk youth. As part of its annual Levi’s King Ridge Gran Fondo cycling event in Sonoma County, 50 brand new bicycles and helmets were prepared for the youth community the Foundation serves. He said it was fantastic to combine his love of cycling with philanthropy, to make a difference in the lives of children and young teens.
A member of the MBX engineering team in California, Chris, volunteers weekly to take care of the sound engineering requirements for a church in San Jose, as well as for their special events. He has found a way to inject his passion for all things technology-related into an organization that benefits in multiple ways thanks to his talents.
South Dakota Indian Reservations
Our global business relations manager, Dan, used his MBX Serves day for a Lakota Indian Mission Trip. While his crew was working with a Lakota family, they learned stories about the tribe and their traditions. He said that hearing about their culture really affected him, and it was awesome to be able to share our culture with them.
To date, more than half of our employees have taken advantage of their MBX Serves day to volunteer, with many more on the calendar for the 4th quarter. We’ll be back at it again with Habitat for Humanity and Feed My Starving Children, among others, helping individuals and families near and far.