Monday, April 30, 2012

North Highland Company Tampa Gives Back


I was bit by the charitable bug a while ago when I started working at the radio station. My good friend Megan has really raised the bar with her and her company's charitable efforts and I wanted to share. 

Megan works for a management consultant company called the North Highland Company. She works for their Central Florida offices which consist of Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville. I’ve known Megan for 10 years and have always pushed her into community involvement. I was the first person she called when she was given the opportunity to be the Central Florida coordinator for a community day of involvement to give back to their local city. “The Day of Giving Back” took place on April 28th and the theme was “Investing in Human Potential”. This took place in multiple locations throughout the US and their worldwide locations, everywhere from London to Shanghai.  

I have to say that I was a bit taken back when I saw Megan’s postings on Facebook the other day. The Tampa office volunteered at Metropolitan Ministries, an organization who helps serve the poor and homeless in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties. Since Tampa has the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the US, this is a very important organization to say the least. North Highland collected 200 pounds of food prior to the Day of Giving Back. On the day of, they chopped more zucchini than I have ever seen, rolled 1,000 plastic-ware sets for the 1700 food boxes the ministries hand out each day and volunteered in their dish room. It’s amazing how much North Highland was able to achieve in a 3 hour day but it is hard to grasps how much help this organization needs.

The reason I am writing this blog is to help Megan and her Tampa office raise money for Metropolitan Ministries. All you have to do is go on Facebook and like the photo by clicking here (you can also click on the actual photo below). Comments are also well appreciated! For every like Megan gets, she has a higher chance of getting that donation for Metropolitan Ministries as North Highland is hosting a competition to give a charitable gift to one of the selected charities. A major plus goes to the employee with the highest amount of social media interaction on the North Highland in the Community Facebook page.  Feel free to give  Megan and her team a shout out @northhighlandfl



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