The Audible Web team volunteered as part of an Audible Cares event at the Thirteenth Avenue School on Wednesday, February 22nd! Audible Cares, a regular series of volunteer events that provide opportunities for employees to engage in community service across Newark, reflect Audible’s commitment to the city and empower all employees to make an impact on our Newark neighbors. This includes the Thirteenth Avenue School, a K-12 Newark Public School located a few minutes from our Newark Office.
We arrived at the school rocking our Audible tees, and signed in at the front door before gathering together in the school’s auditorium. We then split off into three groups to divide and conquer three projects. The first project was to set up a photo booth followed by completing a mural. The second project involved assembling furniture for a teacher’s lounge. Finally, the third project was to complete over 200 snack bags for an after-school program.
The first two projects filled up fast, so I found myself heading over to the third and largest group to create snack bags. Located in the school’s home economics classroom, we found seats amongst three tables. Each table held a set of instructions and all the supplies needed to follow those instructions: 1) decorate a paper snack bag with a colored-in picture, 2) fill it with a juice box, fruit snacks, and a bag of chips, 3) use stacks of colorful paper to write fun and inspirational notes for each finished snack bag.
These types of events are a wonderful way for Audible and its employees to give back to the community. I’m proud to know that the company I work for does these volunteer events often, and I’m proud to participate.
If you asked everyone who attended, they’d all agree that this was a great team building event. As a final task, my table developed strategies that we felt maximized our efficiency in snack bag assembly, and we had fun doing so. We also got to know some new team members. These types of events are a wonderful way for Audible and its employees to give back to the community. I’m proud to know that the company I work for does these volunteer events often, and I’m proud to participate. At the end of the day, I would call the event a great success on all fronts!