During the holiday season it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of the season. With hectic schedules and last minute shopping this time of year can become somewhat stressful. This holiday season our team decided to spend some time out of the office to help our neighbors in the communities where we live as a way of giving back and to spread some holiday cheer. At Twenty Over Ten we’re proud of the stewardship our employees show throughout the year. Read on to see how we decided to give back in 2017.
Centre County Women’s Resource Center (CCWRC) | State College, PA
Our PA-based team adopted a family through the Centre County Women’s Resource Center, whose mission is to help women who have been victims of domestic abuse. Our team spent the afternoon assembling gift baskets in an effort to lift the families’ spirit this holiday season. Their assembled baskets included items such as beauty products, new socks and gloves and board games for the adopted family. They also put together a bag of much needed items for the center, who houses women who need emergency shelter and is always collecting donations.
They also donated a gift card so that the adopted family could go on their own little mini shopping spree and pick out their own presents for Christmas. Contributing to the day of service at CCRWC was Ryan Russell, Ed Russell, Heidi Pernett, Samantha Russell, Savannah Brunette (not pictured) and Will Twenty Over Ten‘s youngest mascot and Samantha’s four-year-old nephew!
Second chance pet adoptions | Raleigh, NC
Our NC-based team spent the afternoon playing with some furry friends. Second Chance Pet Adoptions aims to champion homeless cats and dogs who are healthy or treatable in the quest to find their forever home and to promote responsible pet ownership-ultimately reducing future generations of homeless animals.
Shelters like Second Chance advocate for not only keeping cats medically healthy but also training and socializing them well before finding their forever home. By providing them with positive social experiences while at the shelter they have a greater likelihood of being outgoing, friendly and social with many people in different environments.