The Patch staff gives back to the community at least five times a year through the company's "Give 5" program.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ralph Ellis
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Normally I spent most of my day glued to a computer keyboard, but I'm going to unplug for a few hours Thursday. I have volunteered to help set up Core Studio's Lunchtime in the Studio event as part of the Patch "Give 5" program. Give 5 is Patch’s company-wide initiative to become involved in the communities we serve through volunteer efforts. Today Patch staffers across the country will be found picking up trash, tutoring kids or reading to the elderly. Give 5 days happen -- you may not believe this -- five times a year. I'm going to help with Core Studio's Dynamic X-Change Healing Arts Program. Core says the interactive lunchtime dance event reaches out to underserved populations. Later in the month I'm scheduled to help the Decatur …
Here are some great ways to give back to the community.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Ralph Ellis
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Patch supports volunteer activities and encourages employees to give back to the communities where they live and work. It's part of the company's core philosophy. I found a pleasurable way to volunteer -- helping out at the Decatur Book Festival. I'm a member of the Atlanta Writers Club, which assigns members to run a stage at Twain's where local authors read their works. Introducing the authors was easy. Getting them off the stage when ran over their allotted time -- not so easy. I'll be expanding my volunteer activities in the future. If you're looking for ways to give back, here's a list of possibilities the City of Decatur recently put together. Volunteer at the Decatur Old House Fair! Saturday, February 18, 9am to 5pm Courtyard by …