At Netsmart, we understand the value and importance of giving back to our communities. Whether it’s our time or skills, we encourage our associates to get out and support organizations and activities that help enhance and serve the areas in which we live.
Every day truly matters to the 13 percent of children living in poverty and the 19,000 adults and youth that are homeless in Santa Clara County (California). Our associates decided it was their turn to jump in and make a difference to help these individuals in their local area.
CPR. We’re all aware of this vital, life-saving technique. It is a training many of us have learned at some point in life – in Boy Scouts, after school programs or first aid training because it is a simple way to potentially save someone’s life. But, what if there was a health issue that affected more people than heart attacks and only 1 million people across the United States knew how to save someone from it?
We welcomed more than 75 superheroes from second through eighth grade on April 27 to our Overland Park, KS, and Great River, NY campuses for National Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day. We showed them our awesome office space and talked about how being a buddy is about being empowered to stand up to bullies or for those who are being bullied. We also got some great ideas from our guests about how to find our superhero strength to fight for what’s right!
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Parents and their superheroes enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast, mingled with each other and compared super powers.
This August, Netsmart hosted its first EveryDayMatters Opportunity Fair. Local clients and organizations were invited to come share their stories with associates. The fair allowed associates to connect with these organizations about their missions and how they can volunteer and give back.
Friday, April 15, is National Donate Life Day, also known as Blue & Green Day, which fits in very nicely with our Netsmart colors! It is a day about promoting organ, eye, and tissue donations (http://donatelife.net/blue-green-day/). As most of you know, my youngest son, Ryan, took his own life June 2013, when he was 18 years old. As horrible as that was, we were able to donate his organs, which really helped a lot knowing that something good could come out of something so tragic.