Last week, our remote team members from across the country gathered in New York City for an unforgettable, purpose-driven experience. As part of our commitment to making a positive impact on our community, we recently embarked on a volunteer initiative to create and donate 200 comfort kits for the Bowery Mission, an organization that has been serving the homeless and hungry population of New York City since 1879. The Bowery Mission’s focus on providing compassionate care and life-transforming services, such as shelter, meals, clothing, and medical care, underscores their vital role in supporting vulnerable individuals in a city where homelessness continues to pose a significant challenge.
During our time together, we had the privilege of being hosted at Nick Arrojo’s SOHO studio for two days. It was in this welcoming space that our team assembled the 200 comfort kits for the Bowery Mission, concentrating on including essential hygienic supplies such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, and deodorant. This collaborative effort not only provided much-needed support to homeless individuals but also served as an excellent team-building opportunity for our fully remote company, fostering deeper connections and camaraderie among our employees.
The experience of working together on this project enabled our team to collaborate with purpose, share ideas, and strengthen interpersonal relationships, creating a profound impact on both our team dynamics and our business. As we delivered the comfort kits, the gratitude expressed by the Bowery Mission staff and recipients was incredibly heartwarming. They shared stories of how these supplies provided critical support and care during challenging times, reinforcing the importance of our initiative.
By engaging in meaningful volunteer work, our employees felt a stronger connection to the local community and a greater sense of pride in being part of an organization that values social responsibility. This experience has further solidified our commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of those in need and inspired us to continue seeking opportunities to serve and support our community.
As we look back on our time in New York City, we are immensely grateful for the opportunity to unite for a cause and make a tangible difference in the lives of homeless individuals. We encourage other remote companies to consider similar initiatives, fostering team bonding and a sense of purpose while creating lasting change in their communities.
James Rice – Digital Experience