MCLEAN, VA, July 2, 2019 — As part of its ongoing effort to support its local communities and customers, CrossCountry Consulting employees across all four offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Boston and San Francisco volunteered their time to diverse organizations that target various aspects of humanitarian and philanthropic work. This year’s projects ranged from environmental stewardship and U.S. military acts of gratitude, to local youth efforts.
“At CrossCountry Consulting, we are driven by our four core values: excellence, energy, collaboration, and impact. But service is truly at the heart of those values,” said Amy Bjarnason, CrossCountry Consulting’s Chief Operating Officer. “Volunteer service projects are a source of pride for our employees, who are eager to make positive contributions in the communities where they live and work. Together, we are working to make a positive impact on society and the environment.”
CrossCountry Consulting’s nationwide effort included:
- Washington, D.C.: At CrossCountry Consulting headquarters, employees partnered with Operation Gratitude, a non-profit organization that work to forge strong bonds between Americans and their military and first responder heroes through volunteer service projects in communities nationwide. Every year, they send over 300,000 individually addressed care packages to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen deployed overseas, as well as to their children left behind, first responders, new recruits, veterans, and their care givers. CrossCountry team members put together care packages that included handwritten letters and handmade items such as paracord bracelets and teddy bears.
- Boston: Boston office employees gave back to their local community by partnering with Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit that has served over 1,200,00 children from birth through age 12 living in homeless or low-income situations. These children are provided with the essential items they need to thrive at home, school, and at play - free of charge. CrossCountry employees spent their time inspecting and sorting toys, then assembling packages for various age groups.
- New York: CrossCountry’s New York office partnered with GrowNYC, a non-profit whose mission is to improve New York City’s quality of life through environmental programs that transform communities block by block, and empower all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. These employees volunteered their time to help build garden beds and benches, and paint garden signs for schools and parks around the New York area.
- San Francisco: The San Francisco CrossCountry team spent their time giving back by teaming up with Pacific Beach Coalition, an all volunteer ocean conservation non-profit that is dedicated to preserving the ocean, coastal habitat, and wildlife, and ending litter through advocacy, education, community building, and citizen action. Employees gathered at Linda Mar Beach to cleanup all garbage and plastic items, ending with an educational session about how everyone everywhere can help the ocean.