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Support Gives Back Recap

Even though our quarterly Day of Caring is over for the year, Blackbaud Support is still busy giving back to our community!

For the 2014 back-to-school season, the Support Services team completed their third annual school supply drive for HALOS in Charleston, SC.  HALOS, an organization run by dedicated DSS workers, assists family members that have taken in children that would otherwise be placed in foster care.

Support Services has been able to donate more than 600 items over the past 3 years including 7 backpacks filled with school supplies for specific children and over 100 additional items this year alone.  HALOS leaders shared one story to show the wonderful impact their donors make: “One of our case workers let us know she was looking forward to delivering donation for another reason – she wants families to realize she is there to help, not hinder their lives.” The Support Services team couldn't be more proud to contribute to this organization’s mission. Check out their 2014 donation below:

2014 HALOS School Drive II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fun doesn't stop there! Our Austin office recently gave back to the Austin community by participating in the 2nd Annual CANville benefitting the Capital Area Food Bank.  One of the Support Service’s team members, Michael Greenblatt, decided to make things more interesting by submitting an idea that spurred a friendly interdepartmental contest.  With Mike’s suggestion, the Austin office was able to collect the 2,000 cans needed to complete the 360 bridge, a well-known Austin landmark, and donate 700 additional cans. Check out their handy work below.

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Austin, TX's 360 Bridge made out of canned goods! Photo Courtesy of Austin Culture Map

As the year comes to a close, Blackbaud Support will be busy giving back so make sure to keep an eye out for our next update!
Posted by Shannon Emery on Sep 5, 2014 6:00 AM America/New_York

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