Marietta, Ga.-based Northwest Exterminating’s in-house philanthropic team, the Good Deed Team, set and reached its 2021 impact goal for 1,000 small acts of kindness.
Founded in 2011, the Good Deed Team actively pursues opportunities that more than 700 employees can be involved in to create a positive impact in the communities served by Northwest Exterminating.
The team is led by two full-time Northwest Exterminating employees and more than 30 service centers ambassadors. As much as the business is about bugs, it is even more about people, according to a news release.
The Good Deed Team shifted focus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The team pivoted expectations, looking for resource donation opportunities rather than time donations or events.
So dar this year, the team donated books, toys, clothes, household items and more to local organizations; collected holiday decorations for drop-off at the children’s hospital; and created care baskets for local nursing homes.
“2020 saw challenges for everyone. We were so thankful to have a team of servant hearted people ready to serve in new ways,” Kristen Milligan, The Good Deeds Team co-leader, said. “The COVID-19 pandemic taught us to be flexible, to look for small ways to create an impact. It’s what ignited our goal for 2021: 1,000 Small Acts of Kindness across our 35+ service centers.”
As of Aug. 26, The Good Deed Team is well past this goal once thought tough to reach in a year, surpassing it in June.
Resource donations will continue in 2021, including a focus on Dobbins Air Reserve Base where quarantine care bags are created and delivered monthly to the people quarantining on base before or after deployment. The team is also looking forward to the ongoing, yearly projects and events, such as First Responder Cookouts and Bilingual Family Literacy school events, as time together becomes possible again.
The last 10 years were only the start of the impact that The Good Deed Team is looking to create across communities the Northwest Exterminating serves. To learn more about the Good Deed Team and the organizations it supports, visit the website.
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