The holidays are one of those unique times of year where we spend a lot of our time shopping for ourselves and those close to us, but we also donate our time volunteering to causes we care about and people we may never meet.
At HostGator, things are no different. Our team has been up to some pretty impressive volunteering work lately, if we do say so ourselves. Check it out…
Local Food Drives in November
Last month, our Houston and Austin offices organized food drives for our local food banks, Houston Food Bank and Central Texas Food Bank.
To make it fun, we split the offices up into teams. A little competition never hurt anyone, right?
In Austin, eight teams donated food items to the Central Texas Food Bank. Our total donation came to 532 pounds! According to the Central Texas Food Bank, that equals…
532 pounds of food = 444 meals!
Even better, the winning purple team chose to forego their prize of unlimited gloating and an exclusive pizza party to donate the $250 budget to the Central Texas Food Bank, which is another 2,000 meals!
Thanks to all of our generous employees who donated to families in need, and especially to the winners of the purple team: Robin, Robert, John, Guadalupe, Thomas, John, Aspen, Thomas, Jeremy, Brandon, Lindsay, Gary, Ross, Bajram, Tom, Rowina, David, Michael, Nicholas, Xaviar, Kaneko, Joseph, Morgan, Jonathan, and Amy!
Take a look at the pictures below:
Clothing and Toy Donations in December
The November food drive was just the beginning. We had caught the volunteering bug!
Last week, HostGator staff teamed up with some of our fellow colleagues at Endurance International Group to volunteer at Operation Blue Santa. We spent an afternoon packing toys and food donations for Austin families in need.
Next up, we’re collecting donations for Toys for Tots and Front Steps, an organization which provides clothing to homeless living under the I-35 bridge in Austin.
To learn more about these non-profits and how you can help, please visit one of the links below:
- Houston Food Bank
- Central Texas Food Bank
- Blue Santa
- Toys for Tots
- Austin Resource Center for the Homeless
For tips on improving your own nonprofit website, check out these posts from our blog:
- Boost Holiday Donations With These 8 Nonprofit Website Best Practices
- 5 Ways To Prepare Your Nonprofit Website For Giving Tuesday
Happy holidays, everyone!
Amelia Willson is a freelance writer, content marketer and SEO strategist who helps businesses succeed online. A graduate of Wellesley College with a degree in English, she landed on a career in marketing where she spends her days trying to crack the code of Google’s mighty algorithm and blogging for various online publications. When she’s not busy working, you can find her running around Austin, Texas, with her dog Rockefeller or blogging about Disneyland.