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Looking back on 2011 with Caring Hearts

At Red Door, we stand strongly behind our core values. While we “SHARE” every day to improve our work within the office, we also recognize that the value of sharing goes beyond our office doors. Our Philanthropy Committee, aptly named “Caring Hearts,” embodies this very notion.  And as we begin a new year, we’d like to share with you as we reflect on the events and activities that our Caring Hearts hosted in 2011. Serving Seniors Beginning in April, Caring Hearts volunteered serving lunch each month at the Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center in downtown San Diego. Welcomed by applause and thanked with big smiles and kind words, the “Red Door girls”—as the seniors started calling them—stood out and made a difference in their red t-shirts! Learn more.

   MS Walk On April 30th, Caring Hearts gathered a team to volunteer at the registration table at the MS Walk in NTC Park in San Diego. Our second year at the event, we were excited to be part of the community and cheer on the other participants. Learn more.

   Wreaths Across America On December 10th, Red Door volunteered for its second year at this event.  Volunteers helped lay over 2,700 Christmas wreaths on the headstones of fallen soldiers at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, helping spread the message about the importance of remembering and honoring the sacrifices made by soldiers and their families. Learn more. 

  Adopt-a-Family Throughout December, Caring Hearts lead a program that swept through the office: adopting a family to sponsor over the holidays. After receiving our family’s wish list from the Salvation Army Kroc Center, we did our most rewarding Christmas shopping of the season. From dream gifts like iPods to household goods and clothing, the gifts made for a very merry Christmas, indeed. Learn more.

 

We look forward to more sharing and caring  in 2012.

 

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