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.
Businessolver’s interns have been hard at work in and outside of the office this summer! As an intern you are given the opportunity to be part of the Interns Give Back Project, where everyone is divided into teams and tasked to find an organization they’re passionate about and volunteer with them. The next few posts we take a look at what the 2016 interns did to make a difference in our community! Here's a recap of Team 1's experience:
Last month, Businessolver employees had the opportunity to work on Habitat for Humanity houses in Denver and Des Moines. Everyone who participated agreed that it was time well-spent helping an area family with a hand up, not a hand out.
Businessolver and its employees recently wrapped up Q2 and support efforts for JDRF - an organization shedding light and doing research on Type 1 Diabetes. Businessolver employees in both Denver and Des Moines planned fun events such as a homerun derby, lunch and learns, tie dyeing and a Cinco de Mayo celebration that benefited the organization.
This past weekend was the 30th annual Make-A-Wish Illinois Wish Ball, held at Navy Pier in Chicago. Businessolver has long been a Make-A-Wish sponsor and supporter, having granted a child’s wish in 2013. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It was a magical evening, and one that Businessolver was honored to be a leading sponsor of!Jillian Welp, Businessolver Client Relationship Manager was in attendance and able to witness the importance of granting wishes for children firsthand:
The temperature was low but spirits were high as thousands walked or ran at the JDRF One Walk this past weekend at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. As most people know, when you’re supporting a cause close to your heart, temperature doesn’t matter. That was exactly the case as a team of almost 50 Businessolver employees worked to turn Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) into Type None.
At Businessolver, we’re committed to business with a purpose. That means ensuring the right products, services and support are there for our clients at the right time. It also means extending that sense of purpose to the communities in which we live and work.
Businessolver is a supporter of Children’s Cancer Connection (CCC) and a 2016 event sponsor for Couture for a Cause. CCC is an organization making a difference in the lives of children and families living with childhood cancer. They provide support, summer camp and opportunities for kids to simply be kids and not worry about their disease.
As Businessolver wraps up charitable activities for the first quarter of the year, we wanted to share one last Solver Story from Taylor Tufte, Professional Development Program Representative:
“When I was four years old I was blessed with the best Christmas present a girl could ask for, a 10-pound baby sister named Brooke. A couple of months later my parents realized something was off. She wasn’t able to hold her head up, sit up, or open her right hand. After many doctors visits they were able to diagnose her with cerebral palsy. As an unborn baby she had a mini stroke, which caused bleeding in her brain that affected her both mentally and physically. We were told she wouldn’t be able to walk or function as a normal person in society.
Businessolver and its employees have been working diligently during Quarter 1 to support Special Olympics. This amazing organization is especially close to Businessolver AVP of Client Services, Paul Sodders. His son Tye is a Special Olympics Gold and Silver Medalist and has had an amazing journey that we simply had to share.