There is no denying that volunteering provides a feeling of strengthening your community. Giving back is a core value here at NextGear Capital, not only at our corporate office but for our employees based around the country!
Some may think it could be a challenge for non-corporate employees to get involved and give back, as they aren’t surrounded by hundreds of co-workers. However, we are fortunate enough that our employees throughout the country hold this value in high esteem.
One example of this is our Midwest team. This group has led the way this year by participating in our two national campaigns to date – No Excuses, a month-long movement that encouraged employees to volunteer in their community, and Drive Away Hunger, a campaign that aids local food banks across the country.
As a group, the Midwest team logged over 50 hours of community service and donated $620 to their local food bank.
In addition to our Midwest group, the NextGear Capital Florida team recently took the initiative to organize a volunteer project during their two-day regional meeting.
Earlier this summer, the entire team spent a day at the Florida Future Farmers of America Leadership Training Center. They endured the heat, bugs and snakes as they dug, cut, sanded, tied, laughed, sweat, and in some cases, bled together as a team. The end result? A brand new Creation Station was built, which will be used for many years to come as an educational tool for team and leadership development. During their time there, the group was also able to mentor Frostproof FFA students on topics such as the environment and desire to be leaders amongst their peers.
“What an amazing two days of learning, sharing and giving back to our community, and we have NextGear Capital and Cox Automotive to thank for the outstanding opportunity.” – Stacy Fields, South Florida Regional Director
Not only is community involvement a value for our U.S.-based employees, but also for our employees worldwide! Both our Canada and United Kingdom offices participated in Drive Away Hunger and donated a combined total of 588 pounds to their local food banks! Our U.K. office even made their local newspaper because of this initiative!
These are just a few of the many examples of our employees giving back to their communities. Regardless of where we may live and work, as NextGear Capital employees, we all share the belief of being committed to our community.