Dec 03, 2021 MBUSA Gives Back in November
We know we have a talented team of individuals here, and they were able to show off some hidden skills like bike building, furniture making, and gift wrapping at last month’s give back events. Check out how our colleagues volunteered their time at Bearings Bike Works, Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta, Boys and Girls Club of North Florida, and Community Assistance Center.
Bearings Bike Works
The Digital House team volunteered with Bearings Bike Works on November 12, helping to build bicycles for deserving students in the Metro Atlanta area. Thank you to Koya Ross, Matthew Hayo, Praveen Duddu, Jeremiah Standard, Sabrina Stengel, George Candelaria, Breanne Edwards, Shannon Lloyd, Spencer Willis, Matthew Granish, Nichole Bedacht, Jeannette Brown, Markus Rossmann, Sagar Hansalia, Chris Gergory, Shana Holmes, Anuja Golla, Stephen Grove, Thomas Grycz, Kristen Leach and Jessica Chu. Bearings Bike Works operates four unique skills development programs that help students ages 6-18 develop hard skills, soft skills and character strengths that can make a difference in future career success. Although the prospect of earning a bike is what draws kids to the program, the excitement of learning new skills and being a part of a community keeps them returning, week after week. Thanks to the team for giving your time to this great organization!
Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
On November 17, Heike Scheuble brought her team to the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta to build coffee tables for families in need. Thank you to Heike, Nichole Harris, Christine Ahearn, Jonathan Herron, Stefan Krimm, Jason Apap, Kevin McGuire and Trevor Bleedorn for giving their time and talents to making this build happen! The Furniture Bank’s mission is to create stability for families and individuals in need by distributing donated furniture to turn their houses into homes.
Boys and Girls Club of North Florida
The Jacksonville team on November 19 made the Thanksgiving holiday extra special for families in their community. The team donated and distributed 150 turkeys and hams to those in need. Thank you for the great work you did: Claudia Scott, Kelsie Freeman, David Tait, Mike Nolte, Shaira Santiago, Mike Preissler, Juan Rivera, Greg Allen, Michael Webbers, Shaun Roopnarine, Esmerelda Custodio, Thomas Kluwe, Sabu Alex and Alexa Anderson. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Community Assistance Center
To support the Community Assistance Center, the Parts Logistics team volunteered on November 19 to wrap gifts they purchased for seven families and 40 children in the Sandy Springs area to the beat of some holiday tunes. Thank you to the team for giving your time to make a difference: Stephanie Goodwin, Alina Pruner, Christian Gabriel, Julia Wright, Mike Basak, Solomon Chu, Tamika Daniels, Joe LeNoir, Jeyhun Mammadli, Mario Manriquez Jamie Obiofuma, Anne O’Brien, Maureen O’Grady, Jigar Raval and Min Ren. The Community Assistance Center helps Sandy Springs and Dunwoody residents meet the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing when facing emergency situations or unexpected financial crises such as a job loss or other reduction of income, illness, medical emergency, divorce or catastrophic situations such as fire or flood.