Puppy Love with Cherwell Cares
Posted by on July 16, 2018
Bailey Gannett works on the Cherwell communications team. She's a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder, specializing in communications and public relations. Interning for companies like DaVita Kidney Care and Ball Corporation has allowed her to gain experience in internal and external communications for corporations.
Since its inception, Cherwell Software has championed our employees’ participation and support in their local communities. We believe in that service is at the heart of an organization, and sometimes that’s as simple as providing some puppy love to a furry friend. This past month, nearly 40 employees across two days volunteered their time at the National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) in Peyton, Colorado, to bond with some of the shelter’s rescue dogs.
The dogs of NMDR are former puppy mill dogs who often lack medical care and the socialization skills they need to thrive with loving, human families. Found in 2007, NMDR has rescued more than 13,000 dogs. The rescue runs primarily on volunteers and donations to support the vet bills, living costs, and rehabilitation of the canines.
After receiving a tour of the organization's state-of-the-art facilities and learning about NMDR's mission, Cherwellians spent the afternoon providing valuable play time and handling to the dogs. The pups enjoyed practicing skills and learning to be comfortable with human socialization.
“Companies and the technologists who work for them should engage with their communities and seek out opportunities to do good, so that’s why Cherwell Cares is such an important initiative and a step in the right direction,” said Sarah Voget, a business operations analyst at Cherwell. Voget was the mastermind behind the rescue puppy volunteer day. She was previously connected to NMDR through her mother, who is a frequent volunteer.
At Cherwell, we encourage all employees to participate in various philanthropic events. We offer eight hours of paid “Community Engagement Time” per year for our teammates to participate in Cherwell Cares events or their own passions. Cherwell Cares was primarily founded in 2012 and is organized by Danyda Feldman, one of our customer service experience coordinators.
Past Cherwell Cares events have included: The Climb for Courage to benefit Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Silent Auction at the Cherwell Global Conference, Care and Share, and various donation drives throughout the year. Our global corporate goal is to donate more than 2,018 service hours to our local communities. “We may feel that we can’t change the world, because it’s too big. However, we can do small things to help and give back,” said Feldman when referencing why volunteerism is an important aspect of our company.
In a perfect ending to this day full of fur, Pixel the rescue Chihuahua, has officially been adopted by fellow Cherwellian Melissa Luckett! Luckett is a content developer at Cherwell and will provide Pixel with a forever home. Watch this video to learn more about the NMDR rescue center—and catch a glimpse of Pixel:
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