With roots dating to the 1890s, St. Francis De Sales High School is a private Catholic institution that serves a diverse group of grade 9 to 12 students from the surrounding lower-income area of Southeast Chicago. The current campus, which was completed in 1958, is in need of a facelift – so on July 10 the Marketwired Chicago office volunteered to help spruce up this aging facility and travelled across town for a productive and rewarding day of community service.
Thousands of children, youth, and families have experienced traumatic stress leading to learning disabilities, mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. To help make a difference, team members from Marketwired’s San Francisco office recently volunteered their time at the Edgewood Center for Children and Families, a charity dedicated to early intervention through treatment and prevention programs that help transform lives. After a great day interacting with the kids, the group not only felt that they made a difference in the children’s lives, but also left feeling the impact the kids made on them.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation created its annual ‘Ride for Heart’ to help Canadians live longer, fuller lives. On June 1 a group of 14 Marketwired employees joined 14,000 other Torontonians as they spent the day peddling through the streets of Toronto. Our team raised almost $200 per rider, which was increased by a corporate donation of $1,400. The money provides Canadians with the tools, resources and initiatives to help reduce the controllable risk factors of heart disease and stroke.