The holiday season is underway, and with that comes time with friends and family, reflection of the past year and a spirit of generosity and giving. Regardless of where we live or what we celebrate, spreading cheer and giving to those in need can make a big difference during the holidays and all year long.
In this spirit, let us share with you how the generosity of our staff brightens communities during this season:
- The McGraw-Hill Education, Columbus, Ohio team continues to extend its partnership to families in need with a Giving Tree, Adopt-a-Family program. In 2013, contributions totaled more than $2,758.
- The Columbus office also held a Craft Fair in early December. Staff, family and friends were invited to participate. The event raised $1,264 for The Arts Castle in Delaware, Ohio.
- The Dubuque, Iowa McGraw-Hill Education team locked efforts with the Movember Foundation to raise awareness for men’s health issues. The 15-man team put razors aside to let their moustaches grow and raised $1,135. This total doesn’t even include the funds that McGraw-Hill Education will match for each employee donation.
While you gather with your family, friends and community this holiday season, please set aside time to practice gratitude, empathy and thoughtfulness to those around you. By taking time to make another’s day happier, you’ll often give yourself the gift of happiness too.
Happy Holidays to all!