February 27, 2018 - By Ginna Hall, Senior Writer, Visual IQ
Visual IQ is proud to announce that the company has received a Gold Impact Award for its volunteer engagement in 2017 from Building Impact, a nonprofit that empowers volunteers to serve as teams and connects companies with local organizations.
Through our partnership with Building Impact, Visual IQ offers monthly in-office activities to support high-impact nonprofits. The award recognizes the consistent contribution that Visual IQ employees have made each month.
In 2017, we worked with twelve local organizations that make life better every day for domestic violence survivors, homeless men and women, public school students, service members, seniors, homeless and low-income children, and rescued cats and dogs.
Our projects for Pine Street Inn, The Women’s Lunch Place, PALS Animal Life Savers, the Boys and Girls Clubs and other organizations included a variety of hands-on activities. Here are just a few:
These unique in-office projects raised awareness about critical social issues and the ways in which we can all be a part of working for a fair and safe community.
Yolie Muñoz, Human Resources Assistant, is the Visual IQ Building Impact Ambassador and leads the company’s social responsibility effort.
In a message to the team, Yolie thanked her colleagues for their involvement. “You truly outshined in 2017 by offering your assistance and your efforts to successfully help out various non-profit organizations month to month. Without you, none of it would have been possible. So, big congratulations to you all!” said Yolie.
“Thank you so much for everything you have done as a Building Impact Ambassador for involving your company in giving back to the community with us!” added Sara Sargent, Manager of Volunteer Engagement, Building Impact.
Through its relationships with corporations, universities and nonprofit partners, Building Impact fills service gaps in underserved communities. In 2017, it offered over 460 giving opportunities and generated over $1.6 million in volunteer time and resources.
Building Impact will honor all of the 2017 Impact Award winners at its sixth annual NonGala on May 8, 2018 at District Hall.
In its annual report, Building Impact CEO Bridget Akinc said, “Throughout 2017, you helped Building Impact make a collective impact on the community by channeling thousands of hours of volunteer time and donated goods to local nonprofit organizations that most need our support. Your generosity of time and spirit has fueled our work – and made us grateful to have a network of such wonderful partners.”
We’re thankful for the chance to assist communities in and around Boston and look forward to making a difference in 2018.