Community is a big part of what makes Viewpoint successful. Our company community is built on respectfulness, inclusion and a vibrant, collaborative culture. These traits are the supports, beams and spans of the bridge to the community we share with our customers. Viewpoint also learned many years ago the importance of being a part of the greater community – the citywide communities that we share with each of our global office locations.
That’s why with the holiday energy in full effect around our headquarters and the city of Portland, OR, we decided to get into the spirit of giving with an interoffice friendly competition for the 2013 KGW Toy Drive. Starting Nov. 22, each Viewpoint department was asked to donate new, unwrapped toys from a list of items for children ranging in age from infant to teenager. Let’s just say the competition was fierce.
At the end of the toy drive, Dec. 13, the combined total of gifts collected by all Viewpoint departments was an impressive 577 items. Departments relentlessly taunted each other throughout the competition with the Marketing department coming out on top donating 90 items with Sales at a close second with 83.
That afternoon all 577 toys were loaded into cars and delivered to the KGW TV station office to be given to children in need all over the Portland area.
Viewpoint offices elsewhere did their part as well. Our Charlotte office contributed to the Magical Toy Drive; our U.K. office in Sunderland collected toys for Hope4kidz; our Rocky Mount office gathered toys and gifts for My Sister’s House; and the Wilmington office helped support the Holiday Smiles Toy Drive.
We’re proud to have all come together as a company with a unified goal of making the holidays a little brighter for those less fortunate. It was a small gesture toward being a contributing part of our wonderful communities.