Guest Contributor: Mary Ramirez
Many years ago Isos Technology took the Pledge 1% along with Atlassian, pledge to divert 1% of equity, 1% of product, 1% of profit, and 1% of employee time to charitable causes. With the new school year around the corner, many parents at Isos Technology began their back to school shopping with their children. Back to school shopping can be a very exciting time of the year for children. New back pack, new sneakers and cool new reflective notebooks. All this new "swag" is a staple for the first day of school.
Unfortunately, for some students, they do not have the ability to start the school year with the essentials. At Isos we understand that children are the future. And part of having a successful day and school year is having the necessary school supplies. We teamed up and set on a mission to fundraise for our Backpack Drive. Our team, both remote and local, pitched in immediately. We went on a mad shopping spree collecting as much as we could.
...then it was game day. Shortly after lunch we gathered by the kitchen area in our headquarters office and got to work.
First order of business, unpacking.
Next, let's start packing the back packs.
Last but not least, time to drop it all off at our local school.
In total we were able to fundraise over $1,000. We purchased backpacks, pencils, binders, notebooks, folders, crayons, markers, scissors and more. The team assembled a total of 48 backpacks for children at a local elementary school. We also donated expo markers, stationary, sticky note pads and printer paper for teachers to use. We are grateful for our teachers and hope they have a great school year!