30 Minutes

Grab some hot chocolate, your favorite holiday cheer, and your most festive holiday gear/accessories and join us for our 3rd Annual "Story Time" -- a virtual reading that supports the Year Up nonprofit organization during our annual Quarter of Caring. This year, Sean Casey and Matt Dobbins will read Pete the Cat's 12 Groovy Days of Christmas and Duncan and Ridley Roo Go to the Zoo (which is Matt's 2nd book!). After the readings, Sean and Matt will host a Q and A session, so get your questions ready!

To participate, please give a suggested household donation of $5-10 to Year Up! All donations will be DOUBLE MATCHED, so please get your donation in before 7 pm ET on December 21st.

How can you donate? There are three options:

  1. Internal Employees: If you have an @apexsystems.com email address, please make your donation via the Millie Employee Giving platform here!
  2. External Participants: If you don't work for Apex, you can make an online donation via the Year Up Website. Please then send confirmation of your donation to the philanthropy teamfor tracking.
  3. If easier, you can also send your donation to our Philanthropy Lead, Erica Woods, via Venmo to @ericawoodsgo (the last 4 of cell are 6012).

If you missed our previous Story Times, you can watch the recordings:

- 2020, Part 1: T'was the Night Before Christmas & Duncan's First Flight

- 2021: Part 2: The Grinch; How to Catch a Snowman

Speaker and More about Year Up

Our readers are Sean Casey, our President, and Matt Dobbins, one of our national account directors who has also written two best-selling children's books. 

Support Year Up Further via AmazonSmiles:

If you are already set up with an AmazonSmiles account and designate Year Up as the beneficiary, both of Matt’s books qualify as AmazonSmiles purchases. If you aren’t set up, take a minute to set up here (it’s free too). You can find Matt's books here: 1.) Duncan's First Flight and 2.) Duncan and Ridley Roo Go to the Zoo. 

Apex's Partnership with Year Up

We are a proud 6+ year strategic partner of Year Up, a workforce development nonprofit working to close the opportunity divide by empowering young adults to achieve meaningful employment and economic mobility. We support through sponsorship, guest speaking/volunteering, and clothing drives and have hired 700+ graduates over the last six years.

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