Welcome to the November edition of the RentPath Gives Back (RPGB) newsletter!
Today marks the start of Homelessness Awareness Week. This is a perfect time to reflect and share our blessings with those experiencing homelessness.
To drive awareness, the RPGB subcommittee, in partnership with United Way Atlanta, created 17 events throughout the week. Events include educational lunch and learns as well as off-site volunteering at local charities. Personally, I’m excited to take part.
For employees outside Atlanta, I strongly encourage you to take a day this week to give back. Reach out to local organizations that are committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness. The RPGB team has created a reference guide where you can find answers to frequently asked questions, including how to find and create events.
Celebrating Muscle, Mind and Money in this Issue:
As I mentioned during the Oct. 28 Town Hall, since we launched RPGB three months ago, we have had more than 125 employees volunteer at local charities, logging nearly 400 hours.
In the past 30 days, we have hosted 12 different events -- from sales executives co-leading donation drives with their clients to inviting two formerly homeless veterans to our corporate office, where they spoke about their journey. Additionally, our desktop support team identified an opportunity to donate used laptops in order to create a revitalized computer lab for families and veterans living in transitional housing.
Fred Peek, a Collections’ Operations Support Specialist, leveraged his barber skills on a recent Saturday morning and provided haircuts for seven Nicholas House residents. Fred’s creative thinking is just one example of the various ways our employees can leverage their unique skills and have a lasting impact on reducing homelessness.
While giving our time, we’ve also been giving our money. We've raised over $46,000 from 311 employees. That is an increase of more than $7,900 since our last newsletter. Our goal is to raise $100,000 from 100% of our employees by the end of the year. Please donate what you can. No amount is too small.
Deeds, not words, will ultimately break the cycle of homelessness for good. With your help, we can make it happen. Thank you for what you’ve done so far.
Best Personal Regards,