14 Sep SpeakerBox Gives Back!
This fall, SpeakerBox rolled out two new philanthropy programs that support our local community.
As students across the country prepared for the beginning of the school year, the SpeakerBox team kicked off its Operation Backpack program. Sponsored by Volunteers of America, Operation Backpack aims to provide needy children with a new backpack and school supplies tailored to their grade. Donations to Operation Backpack help support more than 2,000 homeless and underprivileged children in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.
In a joint effort with our officemates at White64, SpeakerBox staffers donated and solicited new backpacks and school supplies for students in the local area.
In addition, SpeakerBox continued its affiliation with Food for Others by sponsoring and participating in the Food for Others 5K. Food for Others is a fantastic local organization that distributes free food to the food insecure through a food bank and in local schools. Approximately 90,000 people go hungry across Northern Virginia every day. Food for Others receives food donations from local merchants, the USDA, community-led food drives and crop harvests. SpeakerBox team members have volunteered since 2012 in the food warehouse, where we’ve sorted food and packed Thanksgiving baskets.
The SpeakerBox team had a great time, and we’re already looking forward to next year’s race!