Giving back gives us all the good feelings.
Because we consider ourselves so fortunate to do what we do every day, Crowley Webb has always made it a priority to give back to our community in meaningful ways. This holiday season, we did our best to keep this tradition alive by choosing a few local charities to support and promote. Here’s a snapshot of our efforts to help some of our neighbors and friends.
As part of this jolly new program initiated by Jimmy C and the Social Committee, everyone in the agency was invited to send candy canes with special notes attached to coworkers at Crowley Webb. We sold the candy canes for $2 each, and Santa (ahem, Jim Crowley) delivered them in the office right before the Christmas weekend. The best part? All proceeds from the Crowley Grams were donated to the Matt Urban Hope Center, a charity very close to our hearts. Crowley Webb matched the amount employees raised for a total of more than $1,100.
We’ve been proud volunteers at Friends of Night People for the past 20-plus years. After a recent evening of volunteering, a Crowley Webber noticed that the facility was running low on basic items – most notably, undergarments. This felt like an opportunity for us to address and help remedy an unrecognized and often-overlooked need of FONP patrons. We sent out an agency-wide request, and the response was overwhelming. In total, we collected 721 packs of new underwear, socks, and bras for our friends at Friends of Night People.
A gift of warmth.
The return of winter weather to Buffalo serves as a reminder for us to step up and help our neighbors keep warm. Every year for as long as we can remember, instead of turtledoves and ornaments, we decorate our office Christmas tree with hats, scarves, gloves, and mittens to benefit local families in need who are served by the Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Canned goods for a good cause.
In December, AAF Buffalo hosted its third annual Holiday Bowling Tournament, for which local agencies collect food donations to support the Food Bank of WNY, a shining beacon of hope and help in our community. We put out the request far in advance of the tournament, and Crowley Webbers raided their cupboards for the cause. The night of the event, we happily showed up with 60 pounds of food donations.
On top of the warm and fuzzies that come with helping our community and a number of good causes, we all enjoy a distinct morale boost around the office as well. Working with so many worthy organizations gives each Crowley Webber a chance to identify an issue that resonates, and then find a way to help that organization make a greater impact in the community. This shared experience has benefited both the individual and the agency as a whole. It sure as heck makes me proud to work here. Next year will no doubt be another one for the books! #ProudCrowleyWebber