Thursday, November 14th, 2019 | 3 min read
Last month, I had the opportunity to participate in #TechGivesBack – an annual event hosted by Silicon Valley Bank that brings together tech professionals and companies in various locations across the globe to provide much-needed help to local nonprofits.
Volunteering is a cycle of reciprocation that heals, rebuilds, and restores faith in humanity. It’s an important way to invest in others – and I’m grateful that Sprinklr gave me an opportunity to volunteer together with my team. The unified efforts of our finance team expressed our respect not only for ourselves but for the people that need and deserve our support.
— Bob Carella (@bob_fromfinance) October 10, 2019
Our team dedicated a half-day to pack boxed meals with City Meals on Wheels so that the elderly wouldn’t go hungry for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. It was incredible to join so many other tech companies that collectively worked together. We even had some friendly competition with another company to see who could pack the most boxes. Though we lost, we won with the gift of giving back.
As we enter the holiday season, what I took from this day is remembering to be kind to others because you never know who needs it. Though kindness can’t be tasted it can be heard through a kind word and seen through a kind gesture. Every act, like the #TechGivesBack initiative we just participated in, adds up to making an impact in our communities and in the world. I can’t wait until next year when we can get even more employees involved.
Here’s what some of our team members had to say about the volunteer day:
Simone Williams, Sprinklr’s Senior Manager of Finance, felt that the meals the team packed would help others know they are not alone. “These meals we packed will go a long way with the elderly who may not be fortunate to have family to spend the holidays with and provide them with hot meals. Getting to interact with peers outside of work is an added plus.”
“It was such a rewarding experience knowing that we (with fellow volunteers) packed 3,200 boxes which means 9,600 meals can be provided to the elderly. In total, over 1,000 volunteers spent the day on a number of worthwhile causes across the City and SVB raised over $100,000 as part of this years Tech Gives Back,” said Peter McDougall, Sprinklr’s AVP of Finance.
Sprinklr is also hiring! Want to join our team? Check out our careers page here:
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