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Team of Seattle Education Coordinators Pack Food for More than 4,000 Meals

February 8, 2017

Every year the Seattle Team of Education Coordinators celebrates the holiday by volunteering with Northwest Harvest , and the agency will receive a #GleasonGrant for $250 in their honor. This year, the team helped pack 5,541 pounds of green beans, which will provide approximately 4,262 meals throughout the state!! Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own statewide …Read More

Volunteers Impact Hundreds of Children in Boston Area

November 30, 2016

Bright Horizons employees know how to give back. Recently, around 70 volunteers from the Watertown, MA, Bright Horizons office went to Cradles to Crayons to volunteer. The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children also presented a $1,000 Gleason Grant to Cradles to Crayons in recognition of these volunteers’ work. “Through your service at two shifts in the …Read More

Joel Cortina is Making a Difference

August 24, 2015

Joel Cortina, Regional Manager in Division 12, volunteers with the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities in Washington.  He serves as a positive role model as he instructs and leads a group of 8-14 children in different youth sport activities.  Each program lasts 7-8 weeks, and Joel usually volunteers two weeknights or Saturdays for the games …Read More

Making a Difference: Mom is Teaching Daughter Compassion for the Hungry

June 22, 2015

Volunteering is a family affair for Mary Sakellarios, Director of Sourcing at Bright Horizons. She and her daughter, Maggie, volunteer monthly to serve food, prepare meals, and donate food to Bread and Roses. “My daughter, Maggie, and I have learned so much from our experiences at Bread and Roses,” says Mary. “Last week, we helped …Read More

Making a Difference: RM L’Ornya Bowie Nourishes Minds and Bodies of Children in D.C.

June 15, 2015

Volunteering for the Ivy Foundation of Washington, D.C., is a big part of Regional Manager L’Ornya Bowie’s life. L’Ornya is helping to build a playground, helps with monthly food drives to support the 1 in 8 children in D.C. that go hungry daily, and organized an October 2015 feeding homeless children event with a local …Read More

Making a Difference:  Heather Nicholson is Giving Cats a Second Chance

June 8, 2015

Stray Cat Blues, a no-kill shelter in Pennsylvania with unwavering dedication and commitment to helping stray, abandoned, and feral cats, recently received a Gleason Grant in honor of Heather Nicholson’s volunteer efforts. Heather, Director at SEI Family Center, volunteers in the shelter cleaning, feeding, and playing with the cats. She also helps to facilitate the …Read More

Making a Difference: Rachel Karrer Gives Comfort to Families with Sick Children

May 19, 2015

“My family and I started volunteering at Ronald McDonald House about 10 years ago,” says Rachel Karrer, Education Coordinator for the Lexmark Center for Children in Illinois. Rachel participates in the Adopt-A-Meal program. She and a group of friends visit every month to make breakfast for the visiting families. “Over the years I have been …Read More

Making a Difference: Amtul Suhail Helps Students Make Better Lives through Education

May 7, 2015

“Many people spend their time volunteering, but few people have the opportunity for their profession and their volunteer efforts to cross paths,” says Amtul Suhail, Director at 2nd Generation at Allerton in California. “I am thankful that the company I work for acknowledges my accomplishments and goes so far to even donate to a cause …Read More

Volunteers Making a Difference

April 20, 2015

Seattle Master Teacher Group Helps the Hungry The Master Teacher team of Seattle (Teachers, Education Coordinators, and Regional Education Coordinator Cameron Randall) like to work together to give back to their local communities. Earlier this year, they joined 900 other volunteers for the One Night Count project. They walked the streets of Georgetown, WA, from 2 …Read More

Teacher Tricia Merkel Receives Gleason Grant for Responder Rescue

November 17, 2014

Please join us in congratulating Tricia Merkel, Kindergarten Prep Teacher at Monsanto, for her continual volunteer work with Responder Rescue. This agency will receive a Gleason Grant check in the amount of $500 in her honor. Tricia has been working on developing a weekend that includes a candlelight vigil to honor the more than 200 …Read More

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