Just two weeks ago, WACAP welcomed eight new faces into our Renton, Washington office headquarters. The group came from nearby Microsoft, a company employing 99,000 people. They joined our staff of fewer than 40 … for a day.
Why? These talented individuals opted to give up a workday … to give back.
They did so as part of United Way‘s Day of Caring. Not another 9-to-5 routine, it’s a workday that’s dedicated to volunteering — where employers choose a nonprofit such as WACAP they’d like to support. As employees change pace and workplaces, the rest of the story tells itself.
This year, Microsoft team members gave WACAP a needed hand outdoors, an area that receives less direct attention since WACAP’s daily efforts pivot around helping children in need find families and giving families the support they need.
Our grounds received a happy boost from over 40 volunteer hours expressly dedicated to external building maintenance and improvements.
We are grateful to Minjung, Laura, Siobhan, Evelyn, Gurinder, Mezuru, Sven and Frank of Microsoft for lending their helping hands and as a result, extending WACAP’s reach and ability to find children in need of families worldwide and bring them home.
Thank you to each one of you for making this Day of Caring more than its name — a day where we experienced the warmth of community and recognized the connections that bring us together.