Our fina-tastic team took part in the United Way Day of Caring by building 30 bookshelves for The Kindering Center. Kindering, a not-for-profit neurodevelopmental center, has been providing comprehensive services for children with special needs and their families since 1962.
The bookshelves were part of The Parent-Child Home Program, which is a research-based early literacy and school readiness program for hard-to-reach families. The program engages isolated, diverse, low-income families where it matters-in their homes-and coaches parents to become adept teachers for their young children.
Its focus is 2- to 4-year-olds and their parents. At the family's invitation, specially-trained visitors come twice weekly over a two-year period with gifts of books and educational toys. Using these materials, the visitor teams with the parent in exercises to stimulate the child's development.
Thanks to our phenomenal team, we created an assembly line and were able to knock out the project in just a few hours.
After going through a tour and learning more about the amazing and unique work The Kindering Center is doing, we headed to Fisher Pavilion in downtown Seattle to meet with the other 10,000 employees that took part in The Day of Caring with United Way.
Everyone from Microsoft to AT&T to startups like us were there to celebrate our work. And boy, does United Way know how to celebrate...
Thank you United Way and we look forward to the next Day of Caring in 2015!
If you're interested in volunteering with United Way throughout the year, or wish to start your own project just visit: http://www.uwkc.org/ways-to-volunteer/.