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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Giving Back Feels Good – The Welcome Project

by Chrissy Alves
Resource Manager

Baltimore, MD

One of the many great perks working at McGladrey is the corporate culture of giving back to our local communities.  The Firm allots hours each year for employees to take advantage of various opportunities to help Non-Profit Organizations.  On January 11th the Baltimore office hosted the first event of 2013 with participation in The Welcome Project for Ronald McDonald House.  The Welcome Project is an initiative by Ronald McDonald House to provide a fresh new blanket for each child upon arrival to their temporary home at their facility. 

The Baltimore office collected money through casual days and bake sales to purchase fabrics to be turned into an original blanket for each special child.  The foggy Friday started a little slow with only six blankets done within the first couple of hours, but then midday – the rush.  Suddenly we were inundated with employees looking for directions on how to make their blanket.  Two conference rooms were reserved for the day, which then turned into four conference rooms flooded with teams of two diligently making blankets.  By the end of the day we had 43 blankets made, quite an accomplishment, it was great to see everyone working together for a great cause.

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