With our deep commitment to corporate social responsibility and community engagement, Conversant and Epsilon associates were thrilled to once again participate in the Chicago Cares Serve-a-Thon, Chicago’s largest day of service.
Each year, the event mobilizes nearly 5,000 volunteers throughout Chicagoland to make an impact in communities, with beautification projects in Chicago Public Schools, parks and senior centers.
This year, on Saturday, June 25, a team of 40+ volunteers—including associates from Epsilon’s West Chicago and downtown offices, members of the Diversity and Inclusion Council, plus a large contingent of Conversant employees, friends and family—arrived at Johnnie Colemon Elementary Academy in the West Pullman neighborhood. We spent the day painting hallways, the gym and the office, as well as building bookshelves and painting two canvas murals featuring inspirational messages from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Ms. Williams, the principal, was thrilled with the results.
With a tremendous sense of accomplishment, everyone boarded buses and headed back to Serve-a-Thon plaza at the Daley Center, where we gathered in the Conversant/Epsilon tent to feast on Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ, delicious sides and salads and an array of cold beverages.
It was hot. It was hard work. But what a great way to foster communication, collaboration and teamwork among colleagues in different offices, all while contributing to a cause greater than all of us.
I’m proud to work for an organization that not only cultivates a culture that acknowledges and rewards volunteerism, but is also active in supporting good corporate social responsibility across all offices.