Volunteering is something I have always been passionate about and I enjoy finding charities that motivate me to give my time and get involved. I moved to Denver in June and was looking for a great organization where I could volunteer as often as I wanted. Businessolver’s Q4 Charity of choice in Denver was Children’s Hospital Colorado, one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation. Through all of the activities that the Denver office did with Children’s, it was easy to become committed to donating more of my time. We were lucky to have Christy Dobson and Kathleen McBride from Children’s Colorado visit the office on Wednesday for a Lunch and Learn.
A week ago, I was invited to attend the Ronald McDonald of Central Iowa Fall Gala on behalf of Businessolver. As a sponsor of the event, Businessolver had a table and decided to recognize the employees who had volunteered the most hours in the past year with an invitation to this annual event.
Another amazing October is now in the books. A bittersweet anniversary for us…our 10th Team WA Race for the Cure. All in memory of our adored mom, Linda!!
As a result of the loss of our mom, the three Wermersen girls started up the Team WA Foundation. Let me tell you about the WHY behind this cause.
Bucket lists can help provide direction and drive to accomplish goals that may seem impossible. Recently, I had an incredible adventure where impossible became possible – but I can tell you with great fervor it was certainly not on my bucket list. I have always had a fear of heights, and to be more specific, the voluntarily descending from great heights has always been on my list of impossibilities! You will never catch me on a ladder or signing up for a rock-climbing class, let alone willingly agreeing to repel down a 345-foot building in downtown Des Moines.
It’s the time of year when the weather and leaves begin to change – and our charity of choice changes, too! Businessolver is starting off Q4 by supporting two local hospitals for this quarter’s charity of choice.
Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver are two state-of-the-art children’s facilities that we are honored to support this giving season. Blank Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado embrace and deliver family-centered care and are committed to providing the best care they can for children and their families.
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history." – Gandhi
I want to change the world, but I can’t do it alone. I know there are many Solvers who feel the same way as me which is a big part of why I love working at Businessolver. The creation of the Businessolver Foundation has allowed us to use our size and scale to make a larger impact in the communities we serve. The Businessolver Foundation isn’t just about giving money; it’s about employees giving their time and talents as well.
This past weekend, Susan G. Komen Denver affiliate held their annual Race for the Cure in Denver. Several members of the Businessolver Denver office, along with their families, participated in the event that works to help put an end to breast cancer. Vance and Sara Carrier brought their two children to the event to show them what it means to take steps toward living healthier lives. What they experienced left a larger and lasting impression on them
This past weekend Businessolver had the honor of sponsoring an event that helped shed light on and raise money for Iowans impacted by blood cancers. The second annual Blood, Sweat & Beers 5k Run/Walk was held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds and 25 Businessolver employees participated.
Businessolver continues to focus on supporting AHeinz 57 Pet Rescue in Des Moines and Freedom Service Dogs in Denver for our Q3 charities. Throughout the quarter we have been able to talk with many employees about their pet adoption experiences and the positive impact it’s left on them. These organizations are making a huge difference in our furry friends’ lives.
Businessolver interns have all headed back to school. Even though they're gone, they've left a lasting impression on their coworkers and community by delivering delight in and outside the office.