Telling your friends and co-workers about the volunteer work you do can make a bigger impact than you might think. Earlier this year, one of our more committed volunteers told her co-workers about NL and suggested that they get involved. They work for the local office of AT&T and both participated in AT&T's effort (Do One Thing) to get employees to change their daily behaviors in an effort to improve their personal lives and the lives around them. It just so happened that this co-worked made the 50,000th pledge and the reward for that was the ability to give $500 to a local nonprofit of their choice. NeighborLink was that organization and we're grateful for the opportunity to put the dollars to use.
Thanks Gay for telling Brigitte about NeighborLink. Thanks Brigitte for choosing NeighborLink and actually coming out on a project to help a neighbor in need named Roxanne. We love seeing things like this come together!!
Here is the press release from AT&T about the project and the campaign.
When Fort Wayne call center employee Brigitte Witt pledged to "stop using bottled water" as part of AT&T's Do One Thing (DOT)initiative, little did she know that she had made the 50,000th commitment by AT&T employees to improve their communities and environment.
Through DOT -- a voluntary, grassroots, companywide effort that encourages employees to commit to regular, measurable actions to better themselves, their communities, or the company -- Witt, AT&T Fort Wayne employees and thousands of others have made a positive impact by initiating small changes in their lives, such as recycling, volunteering or riding a bike to work.
As AT&T employees track their individual efforts through DOT, their actions add up to measureable results, including the equivalent of 1,410 cars removed from the road; an estimated 31.6 million gallons of water saved; 2,702,195 pounds of trash diverted from landfills into recycling programs; and, 291,012 volunteered hours.
In recognition of reaching the 50,000 DOT mark, AT&T contributed $500 in Witt's name to a charity of her choice. She selected NeighborLink Fort Wayne as the recipient, and recently she and some of her fellow AT&T call center employees joined NeighborLink for a volunteer-led effort to spruce up an elderly resident's yard in the city.
Thank you, Brigitte, and all of our AT&T Indiana employees, for all that you do every day for our company and your communities!