Each holiday season, we make sure to take some time and give back to our local Austin community. For example, many of our teams participate in volunteer outings at local nonprofits, and as a company, we adopt families to purchase gifts for. For our adopt-a-family initiative, Volusioneers were put into teams to shop and wrap for one family apiece, all in an effort to make their holiday a little brighter.
This year, we adopted families from an organization called River City Youth Foundation (RCYF). Its youth and technology center provides seven core areas of service including: Technology, Mentoring, Counseling & Prevention, Literacy, College & Career, Health & Wellness and Community Development. RCYF has been around for 25+ years serving Austin neighborhoods, but today it focuses on impacting one of the fastest-growing and most diverse areas in the city, known as Dove Springs.
Inspired by RCYF, we decided to keep it local AND keep it within the Volusion family by purchasing gifts from our customers located right here in Austin. Our two elves, Molly and Anjuli, had a great time visiting three of our customers’ retail shops, purchasing gifts and delivering them to the familes from RCYF.
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to the stores who helped us make this possible: Zinger Hardware, Austin Bazaar, Austin Gift Company, OhSay USA and Technigirl for helping make this effort such an inspirational and humbling experience. The items we purchased from these awesome Volusion/Austin stores will be going to some very excited children this holiday season! Thank you so much!
Join our elves on their journey by watching the video above. And from us to you, happy selling, and more importantly, happy holidays!