Austin, TX (Volusion Inc.) January, 2008- Volusion employees set out to make a difference in the lives of families in need during the 2007 Holiday season. The Volusion team adopted a total of eight families to provide for this Christmas, from locations in both Austin, Texas and Simi Valley, California. For each family, Volusion contributed gift items ranging from toys to clothing, along with a full uncooked Christmas meal.
Each staff member took part in contributing to the charity endeavors, with some team members responsible for purchasing gifts and food, while others delivered those items to the adopted families “It was an incredible experience and opportunity to be bring such joy to the lives of so many young children”, notes Craig H., Volusion Customer Care Representative. Craig was one of the members chosen to deliver items to the homes of those in need. “To hear the children’s screams when we knocked on the door was a great feeling. It was nice to know that our company was able to make a difference in people’s lives this holiday season.”
A member of Volusion’s Tech Support department, Kristina K., was touched personally by the overall experience. “It feels great knowing we are helping families in need. People need to know they are loved and cared for, and I felt like we did a great job to do just that. Giving someone that extra boost to help out their family through the holidays is a great experience. I’ve been on the receiving end of a Share and Care program during a very difficult time for my family, so to be able to help give back now is truly a blessing!”
In California, the families were found through Share and Care, a company that is associated with the Salvation Army and based out of Simi Valley. In Texas, the families needing services were found through The Christmas Bureau of Austin and Travis County. An organization that has been around for 47 years, The Christmas Bureau matches needy families with their sponsors. Donations are always welcome and you can find more information on the organization by visiting their online site at www.CBofAustin.org.
-Stacie Leonard, Ecommerce Marketing/Copywriting