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VTO with Heart – Jackson County United Way

At the Gene B. Glick Company, we are committed to strengthening the quality of life and giving back to the communities we call home. As part of our corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, we encourage our team members to give back to their communities through volunteerism and empower them to do so through our paid volunteer time off (VTO) program. Our ‘VTO with Heart’ series highlights Glick team members using their VTO to volunteer with organizations close to their hearts.

Myra Mellencamp recently volunteered at Jackson County United Way where she helped with the Rock-N-Ready School Supply Drive. Myra chose to volunteer with Jackson County United Way because she has been a member of the group for about 10 years. 

"Working with low-income families at my property and with other organizations I am affiliated with, I know first-hand how hard it is for families to afford school supplies on top of their regular monthly expenses," Myra said.

Myra explained that the process of setting up for the school supply drive takes months of planning and has multiple stages. Monthly planning meetings start several months before the drive. Those who are members of the committee have assignments to work diligently with 3rd parties for donations to support the program. Then they collect supplies at the local Walmart for 6 days. Afterwards, they sort the supplies, stuff the backpacks and distribute the backpacks to the 4 school corporations within the county. 

After her time volunteering with Jackson County United Way, we caught up with Myra to learn more about how volunteering is part of her life.

How Does Volunteering Impact Your Life?

“Volunteering with this group, as well as others, gives me a sense of fulfillment. I love helping people and making a positive impact on their lives. It is so heartwarming to see the excitement on the face of the kids as they get a new backpack for school.”

What Does Glick’s VTO Mean to You?

“Many groups need volunteers, often during work hours. While I could take PTO, it is so gratifying to work for a company that allows us to spend time during work helping organizations that provide services to the residents of our county.”

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If you are a Glick team member and want to use your VTO to give back to your community, submit your VTO request via Paylocity. We also encourage all team members to log their volunteer time and impact on Selflessly to inspire others.