Our mostly Generation Z staff participated in the MLK Day of Giving yesterday (1.16.2023), but many continued activities that had begun in 2022 and earlier.
One Millennial coached the Wake County Special Olympics powerlifting team in her first year, holding practice every week to get ready for the 2022 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games held at NC State where competitions were held in seven different sports including swimming, gymnastics, and basketball. One of her athletes deadlifted 430 lb, a personal record for that athlete!
A Generation Z staffer dog walks as a volunteer at the Wake County Animal Shelter, a group always looking for help to give the dogs some enrichment.
Another cleaned out their closet to donate clothes and shoes no longer being used to Goodwill and charities, a practice she employs about twice a year, helping her to be conscious of how much she is buying, the importance of giving to those less fortunate, and the positive impact on the environment from reusing clothing.
Still another Generation Z staffer spent some time volunteering at Raleigh’s WakeMed Hospital in guest services at the gift shop and nonmedical support in the emergency department. Guest ambassadors assist in tasks such as wayfinding through the WakeMed campus, greeting visitors upon entry and delivering mail and flowers to patients.
And at least one Baby Boomer removed trash and debris from a section of Hillsborough Street in West Raleigh for recycling, some reuse, and some disposal.