December 16, 2016

4.0 Volunteer Challenge Success: 825 Hours!

Wow! Our team members across all five locations went above and beyond, donating and volunteering their time to the causes and organizations that speak to them. From their efforts, NBS surpassed our initial 700 hour goal with a new total of 825 hours, and that number is still growing!

Over the holidays the NBS team places a significant focus on providing food and helping families in need. The Lansing team spent a morning at the Greater Lansing Food Bank boxing food for local kitchens and pantries, where families in need can grocery shop worry free. The same week, 30+ team members from our Metro Detroit locations spent their lunch hour prepping, cleaning and serving food at the Salvation Army Christmas luncheon in Royal Oak.

During this time of year, every NBS location selects an organization to sponsor for our “Rudolph to the Rescue” initiative. In Metro Detroit, our Troy and Clawson teams combined efforts to donate $4,000 to Uncle Luke’s Feed Store in Troy, which will provide food and supplies for the Troy Police K9 unit dogs. We were fortunate enough to spend an afternoon with the dogs and handlers to learn more about the amazing work they do to keep our community safe.

In Toledo, the team gave to Toledo Family House, where donations help purchase much needed items for shelters and child care programs.  A portion of their Rudolph money also went to Shop with a Cop, where under privileged children shop for new clothes and a few toys while bonding with local law enforcement officers.

Our Lansing team choose to help a family in Dewitt MI, who’s young daughter Lily is battling cancer. Their $2,000 will help go towards her treatments. You can learn more about this courageous little girl here.

At our Great Lakes Bay Region office, the team sponsored the Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) Council fundraiser and used an addition $1,000 to provide Christmas gifts for 10 children in the CAN program. They also donated money to a family in Bad Axe Michigan who recently lost their home in a tragic fire. The home owner was in the home at the time of the gas explosion, and thankfully is recovering after spending 3 months in the hospital.

As an NBS Core Value, serving and making a difference in our communities is very important to us. The 4.0 Volunteer Challenge has been a rewarding and positive experience bringing team members together for a great cause. The outreach and enthusiasm to give back is inspiring and we hope to continue our 4.0 Challenge into the future at NBS.

NBS Volunteer & Donation Activities November– December

  • Greater Lansing Food Bank
  • Salvation Army
  • Woodside Bible Church- carpentry work
  • Thanks for Giving Benefit Dinner for Peace Neighborhood Center
  • Digital Divas Conference
  • Troy Police K9 Unit
  • Family House, Toledo
  • Shop with a Cop, Toledo