At the start of 2015, Imagine Promotional Group decided we were going to actively “give back” to our community as a business, and as a team. We’ve always been of the mindset to help those people/organizations in need, but with the new year, we decided to actively fold it in to our business plan.
Personally, I don’t care for the term “give back”. When I think of “give back” I think it implies that we’re somehow sitting on a pile of money just waiting to distribute it to those less fortunate. Could local organizations use financial help? Without a doubt. More than donations though, what hits home for us is giving of our time. These days when we’re running around in our hectic lives, what’s the hardest thing to give? I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s my time.
This Saturday May 9th, the IPG team will be participating in Sonoma County’s Human Race. The Human Race is a nationwide community fundraising event for nonprofit organizations and is the largest collaborative fundraising event in the nation. This particular event is one that we’ll be able to give both our time and money while raising funds for the Bergin University of Canine Studies, an organization which focuses on healing veterans through Canine therapy. Their focus is to reduce Post Traumatic Stress symptoms and provide a positive outlook by teaching Veterans how to train dogs for other Veterans. We couldn’t think of a more deserving organization.
We invite you to cheer us on as we lace up our running shoes in support of this amazing organization. To find out more about Bergin University click here.
We’d love to hear stories of how you share your time with your community. And don’t forget, if you ever need to outfit your team for your pay it forward event, Imagine Promotional Group has got you covered!