Part 1: Three Square
In an effort to "Deliver Wow Through Service" and "Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit", part of the Project Management team spent a Thursday morning volunteering at a Three Square Event called "Backpack for Kids" - Give Back, Fill a Pack.
The Backpack program is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times such as weekends and school vacations. The volunteers pack kid-friendly foods into bags that will be delivered to the kids at the end of the school day on Fridays. There are several activities occurring during the Backpack session which include stuffing bags with food, replenishing stock, tying the bags and placing them into the school bins.
The Backpack program schedule is Tuesday and Wednesday 5:30pm - 7:30pm and Thursdays 9:30am - 11:30am. There are 50 spots available for volunteers for each shift.
Comments by Corey:
"The Three Square event was great! The Zappos team was there along with volunteers from University of Phoenix and others in the community. In the two plus hours we were there, we filled 2,880 bags for children in need. The event was not just a well planned excursion and break from the “non-routine” here at Zappos, but a great opportunity to lend a helping hand to a very deserving cause, and come together as a team in the process. At the end of the day, I think all involved felt a sense of gratitude for the opportunity to be there, and a desire to go back and do it again… because I know I did!"
Part 2: The Breakfast Club
In an effort to "Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit", our own Back Office Systems and Financial Systems groups showed some love to Finance on December 2 by…
Masterfully flipping 250 pancakes, delicately cracking 8 doz. eggs, expertly frying 144 slices of bacon and 50 sausage links, and they totally lost count when it came to the waffles. Ahhhhhhhh Waaaaaffles!
There is no better way to start a 12-14 hour day than with breakfast. “The Breakfast Club” set up the griddles and fry pans over in the 2300 break room and served up a healthy dose of Core Value #7 to the 60 (+/-) team members in Finance.
Our Finance department does an amazing job each and every month to collect, reconcile, and analyze all the financial data and close the books inside of 2 DAYS!! It wasn’t too long ago when it took 7 days to close the books. Kudos “The Breakfast Club” for showing the love through pancakes.