Chicago ServiceMaster DSI Employees Celebrate Thanksgiving by Giving Back to the Community
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, ServiceMaster DSI employees in the Chicago area collected an abundance of new and like-new children’s items such as, clothing, coats, winter boots, diapers, books, nursery items, and more to donate to Cradles to Crayons Chicago. Cradles to Crayons is a non-profit organization that provides children, living in low-income situations, with everyday necessities.
Cradles to Crayons’ receives a list of needed items, sizes, and child preferences for each child from service partners. From there, a Kidpack list is formed for that individual child. Then after items are donated, a team of volunteers prepare KidPacks by their list and sends the packs off to those children in need.
In addition to collecting and donating items, several ServiceMaster DSI employees volunteered their time this past Saturday at the Cradles to Crayons 3rd Annual Gear Up For Winter Un-Gala.
“We spent the better part of the day sorting donations and creating winter KidsPacks for the children. Making a difference to people is in ServiceMaster DSI’s DNA. The majority of our services is helping. Helping people restore their homes, their businesses, and helping them get back on their feet after a disaster,” stated Chris Brewer, National Director of Branch Sales. “So helping our community members in need comes natural to us,” he stated.
According to the Cradles to Crayons website, winter and the holidays are a specifically hard time for struggling families.
“Imagining kids without warm coats and clothing is hard to think about. One of ServiceMaster DSI’s core values is to make the world a better place. These charitable efforts exemplify the spirit of the people who work at ServiceMaster DSI. The employees at ServiceMaster DSI not only preach their values but practice it too,” says Sue McGhee, HR Administrator.
Thanks to all of the Cradles to Crayons volunteers, 15,000 local children will receive warm coats, clothing, and other winter gear this season.
To donate or learn more about this great charity visit the Cradles to Crayons website.