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Giving to the Greater Community

Posted by Keith Janofski on
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ReadyTalk Habitat for HumanityOne thing that I appreciate about ReadyTalk is our sincere wish to make a positive difference in our community.  This certainly applies to relationships with other businesses and partners, but it also extends to giving of ourselves through community service programs that survive through the work of volunteers. 

Every employee at ReadyTalk is given 20 hours a year to devote to a non-profit/volunteer opportunity of their choice.  We can all relate to how hectic a work week can sometimes be, so it is helpful when management encourages us to drop strictly business related matters from time to time in order to give back to the broader community.  In the words of Scott King, Co-founder and Executive VP of Sales and Marketing: “At ReadyTalk, community involvement, philanthropic activities and social responsibility are key components of our company culture.  ReadyTalk’s management team encourages and provides opportunities for employees to connect and contribute in meaningful ways.”  I, for one, can say that I sincerely appreciate that management supports such efforts. 

So…speaking of such efforts, I recently took part in a Habitat for Humanity build at a location in North Denver.  It was my first time volunteering with Habitat and I truly did not know what to expect.  I did experience a bit of apprehension before heading in to the build as I am not the fondest of heights and do not possess a great deal of talent when it comes to building homes.  On the flip side, I was looking forward to being out in the sun and experiencing a bit of manual labor, as I felt like it would be something completely different from what I experience in my day-to-day routine.

Thankfully, I didn't have to climb a ladder nor was I asked to complete technical tasks that were beyond my abilities.  Instead, I was put on a painting crew and was able to zone out to the rhythm of my own brush strokes.  As the day continued, I was introduced to some new tasks and did learn a couple of new things, even helping to draw plumb lines along the outside of the house.

Though I enjoy what I do at ReadyTalk on a daily basis, it was especially rewarding to see the fruit of our labor before my eyes!  Siding had been nailed to the walls.  Windows were installed and ready to go.  The garage was painted!  In the afternoon, the family whose house this was to be came in to assist with the build.  At that point, I felt like everything came full circle.  Not only was I getting my fair share of fresh air and sunshine, but I was also able to see the point in all of this effort.  A family in need was being supported by the greater community around them.  And thanks to a community minded employer, I was able to take part in that.  If you are interested in learning more about ways to help or volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, check out your local chapter today.              


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