Last Friday, Discovery participated in its Fourth Annual Discover Your Impact Day. Almost 4,200 Discovery employees volunteered world-wide to make an impact in their communities. Employees were able to choose from several projects including feeding the homeless, revitalizing local schools, cleaning up parks, and many others. Although it was a rainy day here in Silver Spring, employees continued to make an impact with some indoor activities like donating blood, making pet toys for animal shelters, and using their creativity to make cards to send to the soldiers overseas.
We wanted to share some pictures with you of our Discovery Education team hard at work on Impact day! Hope you enjoy
Nancy Royston, Maya Nelson, and Kevin Eckert volunteered at Wider Circle in Silver Spring to help them in their mission to help children and adults lift themselves out of poverty. They worked to sort out donations that were received such as clothing, furniture, and books.
Daniel Choi, Jonathan Hwong, and Bill Smallwood all spent their day at Shepherd’s Table in Downtown Silver Spring. They enjoyed painting walls, sorting through donated clothes, and preparing food for the homeless. Their efforts helped to support Shepard’s Table’s mission to provide help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, medical support, clothing, and other assistance in an effective and compassionate manner.
Stacey Bennett and Austin Dolan we’re lucky enough to hang out with puppies all day for their impact project! When they weren’t playing with the adoptable pets, they helped clean the shelter, prepared adoption folders, and made dog toys while volunteering at the Washington Animal Rescue League.
Although not in the office, Discovery’s employees were hard at work on Friday! The opportunity to make an impact in the community is something that many employees love taking advantage of. What are some volunteer projects that you have taken part in? We would love to hear your stories!