Thanksgiving, for me, is a time to cherish what I am most thankful for in this world: my family. I am so lucky to share these holidays with my loving husband and three wonderful sons – and our two pups of course! This time of year allows us to slow down and remind each other of what’s really important. I give my boys an extra squeeze and thank them for keeping me going each and every day.
And this year, I am equally thankful for what we as a company have given back. I am honored to say that as of this month, we have reached our goal of giving back $2 million in 2016. Wow! We knew when we set this goal for ourselves that it was not going to be easy. But I am so thankful for my company that is filled with hundreds of men and women who are just as passionate as I am about making a positive difference in the world.
Philanthropy is an integral part of who we are, and the relationships we have built with our customers and our communities as a result are invaluable. From nationwide causes like MD Anderson and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, to local charities and neighbors in need, we have always found something to give. And with plenty of time left before the year’s end, I cannot wait to see how much more we can do. As I always say to my family, the truest form of success is giving back in a meaningful way. This Thanksgiving, why not take a look around you and find a way – no matter how small – that you can give back?
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