Life at Flatiron
Flatiron Shows Holiday Giving Side
At the November Broomfield holiday gathering, staff had the chance to participate in a heartfelt initiative. Cards went into in a display for people to mail a member of the U.S. Military. The idea was to send service members gratitude and seasonal cheer.
Total Rewards Director Tiffany Herron explains why she organized the display: “I think it’s important to recognize the sacrifice that members of the military and their families make every single day, to provide us with the freedoms we might take for granted in this country.”
That, as well as a small tree where people could take a card with small ways to “pay it forward,” (see video) demonstrated how much caring Flatiron employees have in their hearts for the communities they serve.
Other holiday giving campaigns across Flatiron were no less thoughtful:
- E.E. Cruz focused their efforts on making sure the less fortunate have personal items this holiday season. Staff organized a drive to collect items such as socks, diapers, soap and shampoo for the Grace Episcopal Church of Whitestone in New York City.
- As they have done for several years, the Southwest Division partnered with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Ronald McDonald House of San Diego to collect toys and other goods for those in need this time of year. Among the highlights of the donation, dozens of large boxes were filled with toys, gift cards and other items.
- The Renton, WA office collected nonperishable food items for the Rainier Valley Food Bank.
- Elsewhere in the Northwest Division, a toy drive was held to benefit Shriner’s Children’s Hospital of Sacramento. Participants donated gifts with a construction theme.
- In the Canadian Division, Richmond office employees donated food items for the Richmond Food Bank. Flatiron also made a company monetary donation to the center. The Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau also received a toy donation.
- The Calgary office again collected necessities for Inn from the Cold, a local organization helping families experiencing homelessness.
- In the Mid-Atlantic, the Morrisville, NC office and area jobsites again participated in a Toys for Tots drive. According to key organizer Rachel Knapp, divisional employees try and insert some fun into things: “We do a little friendly competition between jobsites. The area that has the best ratio of toys to employees wins an employee lunch!” Because of their dedication to this great cause, the Morrisville office was again deemed an official Toys for Tots drop-off site.
- Houston-area operations collected foods such as cereal, beans and rice for the Houston Food Bank.
Thank you to everyone who participated in these holiday drives for your generosity.
Flatiron wishes you a joyous holiday season.