08 Dec SpeakerBox Gets Busy Giving Back!
It’s that time of year again! Children all around the world are meticulously preparing their holiday wish lists in hopes they will receive something they have been waiting for all year. Unfortunately, that is not the case for every child.
In the spirit of holiday giving, SpeakerBox had the honor of supporting and attending a holiday cocktail toy drive at Baby Wale in downtown Washington D.C. last Wednesday. The charitable holiday cocktail party was co-hosted by our very own Lisa Throckmorton, Shana Glenzer of Aquicore, Maggie O’Neill of SwatchRoom, and Virginia Coyne of Washington Life. These DC tech rock stars hosted the event to give the community an opportunity to network and give back to a very worthy organization, Hope for Henry.
Hope for Henry is a charity foundation that brings smiles, laughter and joy to children at the Children’s National and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital who are battling cancer and other serious illnesses. The foundation was founded in 2003 and is led by Laurie Stongin in legacy of Henry Strongin Goldberg, a Washington, D.C. resident who died at age seven of a rare, fatal disease. The legacy has been carried on and has helped more than 14,000 sick children. With many of these children being hospital bound and unable to travel for the holidays, Hope for Henry helps ensure that they have presents to open on Christmas morning.
This time of year it is especially important to give back to those who are less fortunate whether it’s donating gifts to sick children, or your time volunteering for a good cause. It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday shopping, but important to remember that a small contribution will go a long way and could impact someone’s life more than you know.
We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to join the DC tech community in giving back to those in need and helping children’s holiday wishes come true. Thank you again to Lisa, Shana, Maggie, and Virginia for organizing and hosting this special event!
If you did not have the pleasure of attending this fun and impactful event, you can visit the Hope for Henry foundation website to find out how to help.