This year for Take Your Child to Work Day, we had the wonderful children help out with a great non-profit, Blessings in a Backpack. We brought in truckloads of food and juice boxes to put into bags for the children in low income areas to send home with them over the weekend to ensure that they would have food. The TEC children did an amazing job and got 580 bags filled in about 2 hours timeframe. They also got to learn about what this non-profit does for the children in those areas and how they made an impact on their lives.
Blessings in a Backpack has a mission to mobilize communities, individuals, and resources in order to be able to provide food over the weekend for elementary school children all across America who might otherwise go hungry. As statistics show, there are currently more than 13.1 million children in the United States who are at risk of hunger. With the help of people in the community and the wonderful people at Blessings in a Backpack, they are able to feed over 87,300 children in over 1,092 schools across 45 different U.S. states, as well as the District of Columbia.
After the children did an awesome job of helping hungry children, they got to interview different employees of TEC, have a show and tell experience, enjoy some laughter and play time, and then settled down in the afternoon with a movie and snacks.
All of the children left that day with a treat bag and a certificate for the hard day’s work that they had put in. They all left with a smile on their face and a better sense of what we strive to do here at TEC for our customers, and also how we strive to make a difference in our community.