Microsoft’s Windows Phone Team Makes a Difference for WACAP

Volunteers at work sign used by volunteers

A sign that changes lives

This past month, WACAP’s main office (Renton, Wash.) hosted 13 employees from Microsoft’s Windows Phone team.

They’d taken a day off from their daily work to join our staff for a day.

Participating in United Way’s Day of Caring (an effort that matches a nonprofit with a group of volunteers), this energetic Microsoft team helped with some of WACAP’s needed outdoor projects, like painting, pruning and landscaping. Our building and grounds is an area that gets less attention through the year because our staff’s primary focus is helping children find homes and supporting adoptive families.

A day never passes where I’m not moved by the graciousness of our community. I am continually amazed at the incredible impact one person can make in another’s life. When a family says yes to a child who’s waiting; when a friend donates to WACAP’s Promise Fund; or when a volunteer team trades an ordinary work day to help paint so that WACAP’s focus can remain on finding families for children, the difference is extraordinary.

Reflecting on the influence we can have, I’m reminded of a quote by actress Lily Tomlin.

“Somebody should do something about that,” Lily said. “Then I realized I am somebody.”

WACAP and Microsoft staff pause for a photo after day's work

A quick snapshot of our volunteers with staff

How true that is.

We are so grateful to this team of volunteers who made a difference in our day and in the lives of the children we serve.


Lillian Thorgesen

WACAP President and CEO


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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