As many of you know, I set a goal last year to embark on a year of giving through Remember Marketing. Each month I chose an organization or cause to give my time or financial support. I’m not always one to stick to my goals, but I actually followed through with this each month and it quickly became one of my favorite projects.
I know you've probably been waiting to hear about what we did in November, December and to get the final year in review, right?
Well...November was a treat as Remember Marketing adopted two seniors through Besa’s adopt a senior program. There were about 1,300 seniors in central Ohio adopted this year through its program. We got a list of our senior's wants and needs, shopped for the perfect gifts, wrapped them and dropped them off at Santa's Workshop before the holidays. Below is the pile of gifts collected by Besa before they were distributed to the seniors. It was truly heartwarming to see!
December was dedicated to a new opportunity volunteering with VoiceCorps, a volunteer service that provides audio news and entertainment for people with visual or physical impairments in central Ohio. I have been reading the TV schedule each week, which is broadcast to listeners within 50 miles of Columbus. This work definitely gives me a new perspective and appreciation for my eyes and voice, and I’m excited to see where the opportunity takes me.
I learned many valuable lessons this year but one of my favorite would be the importance to have goals and knock them down. I am proud to share our year of giving list for 2016 and look forward to continuing on the giving spree in 2017!
January - Supported the Columbus Museum of Art by attending Wonderball.
February - Volunteered to help with the AAF Columbus ADDY Awards.
March - Contributed to what is now the very popular and highly successful Nest Theatre.
April - Participated in Couponing for Good to benefit the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.
May - Dined to make a difference at Bob Evans (four times) to support three worthy causes.
June - Sponsored and played in a golf outing to benefit the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation.
July - Attended a benefit to support Downs Syndrome.
August - Operation Backpack was the cause, and we got our entire office in on the fun.
September - Got sticky pouring beer at Independents' Day Festival.
October - Contributed to the Jack Roth Fund by attending the A/W Fashion show put on by Rowe Boutique.
November - Adopted two seniors through Besa.
December - Started volunteering with Voice Corps as a reader.
Even though we may not call out our giving projects monthly in 2017, please know that giving will always be at the forefront of what we do at Remember Marketing.
Thank you for reading and following on the journey!
Shannon P. R.