There are many things we can be proud of here at PublicEngines including our products, our people, and our customers. But this last week I am particularly proud of our team’s efforts to give back to the community.
One of our company values is to be Great at Doing Good. We explain it as: “We have the opportunity to do something that matters in people’s lives. In everything we do, our mission is to do good things, and be great at doing them.” That includes our products, our services, and doing good as a company.
Those of you that follow us know that our company supports two charities: St. Baldricks, a charity sponsoring childhood cancer research, and COPS, which stands for Concerns of Police Survivors, supporting surviving families of fallen officers.
This past week we finished our fundraising for St. Baldricks and several of us committed to shaving our heads in exchange for donations to the charity. Our original goal was to raise $3,000 and we far surpassed that, reaching almost $10,000 in donations when we were done. In the end, many of us on the team shaved our heads. One, Reyna, was brave enough to cut her long hair and donate it to Locks of Love. We even had one employee (DJ) that was not near an event but he still raised money and had his own shaving event at home!
It was a moving experience to see the support from our friends, family, and co-workers. It was even more motivating to meet with those afflicted with childhood cancer and get a few fist bumps along the way.
It was a great time and a proud moment, and we look forward to doing it again next year. Thanks to our team for sacrificing their time and hair, and thank you to everyone who supported us. And by the way, it’s not to late to donate at the PublicEngines St. Baldrick’s page. Thanks again!