Friday, April 15, 2011

How Do YOU Make an Impact? v.2

This year, for my company's IMPACT day, I will be volunteering at SMYAL. If you are an avid reader of my blog (don't lie...I know you are!) then you'd know what IMPACT day is, but if not, here's a recap. Every year, on the first Friday in June the whole company (YES, WORLDWIDE!) gets the day off to volunteer. Now this is EPIC for several different reasons because the company:

  1. Doesn't get paid but still pays us

  2. Is really into giving to the community and not just on this one day

  3. differentiates itself from the competitors

This year I will not only be volunteering at SMYAL, but I am the communication lead for it too! Not entirely sure what this means, but not only are you supposed to be volunteering but you are also supposed to kind of help out too in other ways.

A little background on SMYAL: The Sexual Minority Youth Assistance League (SMYAL) is the premier Washington, DC metro area service organization solely dedicated to supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. Their mission is to promote and support self-confident, healthy, productive lives for LGBTQ youth as they journey from adolescence into adulthood. For over 26 years, SMYAL has been a beacon of hope for LGBTQ youth in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

This year, volunteers will help build a float to be in the DC Pride Parade: The annual Capital Pride parade steps off on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 6pm. It will travel through Dupont Circle, 17th Street, and through northwest Washington DC.

So yeah, that's what I'm going to be doing this year!

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