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Apex's 4th annual Quarter of Caring Philanthropy Campaign

January 2018

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December 31 not only marked the end of a great year, but the completion of an incredible Quarter of Caring! In 2014, Apex launched an annual philanthropy campaign called Quarter of Caring, where each office across the country and in Canada plan at least one #ApexGivesBack event throughout the quarter, including a mixture of fundraisers, philanthropic team-buildings, and drives.

Here’s a snapshot of the impact Apexers made in their local communities during our 4th Quarter of Caring:

QoC Infographic

A huge thank you to all of our employees who helped organize their respective events/fundraisers! You can learn more about how folks gave back, including specific nonprofits and initiatives and how they supported them, via this 90-second video.

Here are some of our favorite examples of how teams/offices added a philanthropic twist to their team buildings, getting out of the office and working together to support community initiatives/non-profits:

  1. Boston adopted 36 children from a local homeless shelter and donated over 40 gifts from these children’s personal wish lists and then donated a Sunday volunteering at an event which brought together 3,633 homeless children from 79 shelter sites in and around Boston. The kids had a fun-filled day, getting to see Santa in the Winter Wonderland, see the Blue Man Group perform, amusement rides, a petting zoo, face painting, gingerbread house station, and even got to hear from the Mayor of Boston, who was a guest speaker.
  2. Minneapolis team volunteered at Feed my Starving Children, and as a team, packaged 33,192 meals that will feed 93 kids for a whole year.
  3. Our St. Louis team raised $2,400 through various fundraisers such as Jeans Fridays and Pie Your Manager/Peer and then bought presents to sponsor families for the holidays through the 100 Neediest Families organization.
  4. Many offices, like Austin, hosted multiple philanthropic events. Austin hosted one fundraiser to support The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation (raises awareness and funds for spinal cord injuries), another fundraiser to support The Junior League of Austin’s Food in Tummies foundation (program that invests in the healthy future of 1,400 underserved school-aged children who face hunger over the weekend), did a business clothing drive for Dress for Success, and did a philanthropy team-building at the Department of Family and Protective Services, where they unloaded and sorted 2,000 gifts for children in need.
  5. The Tampa office did a philanthropic team-building and spent an afternoon volunteering at their local AMI Kids organization, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. The team worked with kids ages 13-18 to do resume reviews, discuss interview best practices and mock interviews, and provided other career advice.

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