Our next winner, Patil, coordinated six volunteer events for the Quality and Reliability team and they ended up clocking in 235 hours of volunteer time! The team did everything from assembling meal kits for students with Hope Austin
, pictured right, to decorating bags to help For Every Child
. Patil has also been giving her time to help Toys for Toys and Chemo Angel for nearly a decade.
"I feel encouraged and motivated and plan to continue helping our community," Patil said.
The employee who nominated Collins described him as a "steadfast pillar in his communities, constantly giving back and trying to improve the lives of anyone connected to them."
Collins, who has been with us for nearly 23 years and works in our Manufacturing Engineering department, spends time volunteering with area food banks, helping the homeless and providing mentorship through youth sports and church programs.
For individuals who say they don't have time to volunteer, Collins offers this advice: "If you really want to see your own lives changed, start giving more of yourself. It is not about how much time you spend volunteering, it's about what you are doing with the time given."
Thank you to these three employees for truly embodying what it means to "chip in" and make our community a better place for everyone.