HOW MAY(S) WE HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?
HELP IS ON THE WAY.
MediaLab at Your Service was sparked in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Although our community was spared, we saw the devastation it had in other areas of Florida and Puerto Rico. We knew immediately that we had to pitch in to help however we could.
PLAN ON SOMETHING NEW.
We’d been involved in volunteer events before, but there was still a feeling that something was missing. We pulled together a planning committee and got to work – asking ourselves questions like what organization do we align ourselves with? What are people passionate about here? With over 100 employees, there didn’t seem to be a clear-cut answer to those questions. Varying from rescuing kittens to rebuilding communities, MediaLab is a mecca for people who value different causes.
We needed a cause that was as unique and interesting as our people. After a few planning sessions, we had a breakthrough: why limit ourselves to one thing? So… we came up with MediaLab at Your Service (or MAYS). The goal was simple: at least once a quarter, partner with a local nonprofit and get our people out there doing good. That way we could help a variety of people and organizations while giving our team the opportunity to give back to what they’re personally passionate about.
READY, SET, VOLUNTEER.
One breakfast info session (and t-shirt) was all the team needed to get pumped and ready to go. It didn’t take long at all before the sign-up sheets were filling up and we had to add multiple events per quarter. With one event already under our belt, we kicked off 2018 with a theme everyone loves: helping our furry friends. After a successful weekend of service at Big Cat Rescue and Bakas Horses for Handicapped – Area Special Olympics, our army of volunteers had grown two-fold and we knew we really had something great here.
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT.
We decided to check in with the team to see why they joined MAYS to begin with. Maybe these quotes will motivate you to get out there and give back too!