Two Fridays Ago and What a Difference Today: Microsoft Team Volunteers

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. 

group photo of eight vounteers from Microsoft volunteering for United Way Day of Caring

Microsoft team volunteers at WACAP for a day

volunteer uses electric saw to prune WACAP foliage

And also a day of pruning

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.

volunteer paints WACAP's deck

The very first coat of paint

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.

smiling from the rooftop, a volunteer paints the facia board

Giving the fascia a facelift

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. 

About WACAP

WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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