Recently, I was in Bargain Boutique, a Tower District thrift store that supports Assistance League projects like Operation School Bell. You expect to find members of Assistance League working there -- after all, that is how they raise money to clothe the 1,650 children they helped last fall. But did you know that on the second Saturday of each month you will find Office Max employees volunteering their time there as well?
For the past year, Office Max has encouraged its employees to partner with Assistance League, and held a school supply sale last August that benefited children at Easterby Elementary and also at Temperance-Kutner. In September, Office Max helped hand out the Operation School Bell gift of clothes to 100 Fresno Unified School District children, and in October, to more than 100 Clovis Unified School District children.
The Office Max volunteers aren't just regular employees -- they also include district marketing manager Dennis Matsumoto, from Fresno, and store manager, Tammy Winneger, from Clovis.
I think Office Max should be highly praised for its philosophy of volunteering in the community. How many full-time employees do you know who are willing to volunteer on their days off?