Connect with us

Good Business

Microsoft Workers Give Back By Donating Almost 2,000 Hours To Charity In 2019

This holiday season, Microsoft Store associates organized in-store volunteer events with local nonprofits to spread wonder and give back to their communities.

Together, Microsoft Store and their customers spent over 1,700 volunteer hours to create more than 3,500 various items for people and organizations in need.

These include activity kits, braille holiday cards, custom gingerbread people, and of course toys!

Here are just a few of the events Microsoft associates contributed to:

  • Created Comfort Kits for the Homeless Alliance of Oklahoma City. Volunteers put together the kits by stuffing a pair of socks with personal care items like toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, razors, deodorant, and lip balm.
  • Created activity books for children to play with while they wait for their doctor’s appointments for Children’s Health in Plano, TX.
  • Partnered with Vanderbilt Children’s hospital to create door hangar kits. These activity kits are distributed each time a child is issued an overnight stay at the hospital, and allows them to customize their room.
  • Sorted food items and assembled Thanksgiving care packages for distribution to local veterans in partnership with Island Harvest Food Bank. Volunteers, associates, customers, and Girls Scouts also wrote letters to veteran families which were then added to each care package.
  • Created holiday cards for children and families living with HIV and AIDS in the St. Louis area in partnership with Project Ark.

Microsoft employees donated almost 2,000 hours of time to their charity efforts this year.

It’s not as much as Santa’s elves, but it’s nice to see companies getting in the holiday spirit by giving back to the community. Hopefully these employees earned some overpay and time off!

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Now

Ohio Family Starts “Drive-Thru Chat” For Socially Distant Socializing

Incredible Kids

WHO Says More Than 70% Of Coronavirus Patients In China Have Recovered (But Keep Washing Your Hands)


big holiday bonus big holiday bonus

Watch These Employees Freak Out When They Learn They’re Splitting A $10 Million Christmas Bonus


Foster To Adopt A Furry Friend At This Real Life “Hotel For Dogs” In Mississippi

Good Business

Colorful Cartoons Are The Best Way To Remind Yourself THere’s Still Good News Out There, And This Instagram Artist Is On It


Spotify For Fish: Scientists Use Speakers to Bring Marine Life Back To Dying Coral Reefs


Man Paralyzed From the Neck Down Can Now Walk, Do The Hokey Pokey Thanks To A Medical Innovation


“They Just Want To Enjoy Being Together”—Dying Man Shares One Last Beer With Children In Viral Photo


Robots In Disguise: Paralyzed Veteran Becomes First Woman To Complete The NYC Marathon Wearing A Robotic Exoskeleton


Sia Hopped Down From Her Chandelier To Buy Groceries For Lucky Walmart Customers On Thanksgiving

Celebs With Heart

Men Fight Off Knife-Wielding Terrorist With Fire Extinguisher And Narwhal Tusk Because 2019 Is Wild

Real Life Heroes

Stray Pup Caught Sheltering A Litter Of Kittens In The Cold (Better Not Let His Dog Friends Find Out)

Awesome Animals

Love good news? Get it delivered straight to your inbox!

Sign up FREE!