“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King. Jr.
To commemorate this year’s US holiday Martin Luther King Day on January 19, the Welocalize team at the company’s global headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, helped children build birdhouses that will be hung throughout the community. Seeds for a variety of spring flowers and vegetables were also planted for Seed of Life Nurseries. Members of the Frederick office also donated non-perishable food items to the senior citizen food pantry held in the same place as the birdhouse activities.
Seed of Life is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing farm fresh produce to families in need. They believe that families should be able to eat healthily no matter what their circumstances, and make it their mission to provide fresh food. For more information on Seed of Life and what they do, please visit their website http://solnurseries.info/
The Welocalize team in Frederick continues to demonstrate the company’s philosophy based on making a difference. Whether global or local, they have been busy helping others in need over the past 12 months. Here’s a reminder of some of the fun and wonderful things they have done for charity.
For the holidays, the Frederick office sponsored two lower income families. They bought their thanksgiving dinner and Christmas gifts for the children, as well as needed food and gas cards for the parents!
The first annual “Jam for the Cause” music festival was held in September 2014 for the special non-profit Color Me A Cure Foundation, established by Welocalize founders Smith and Julia Yewell. The Color Me A Cure Foundation aims to improve the patient treatment experience and survivability outcomes in the field of pediatric oncology. The focus is on pediatric art therapy and on pediatric oncology programs in underdeveloped and developing countries. The “Jam for the Cause” music festival took place at The Faux School in Frederick, Maryland. Welocalize CEO Smith Yewell’s band also took to the stage and rocked out at the festival to help raise funds and entertain supporters for this important foundation. To find out more, please visit www.colormeacure.org
Let’s all work together to continue helping people around the world!