The team at LightEdge has always been passionate about giving back to the communities we are a part of, with a special emphasis on charities that benefit children in need. This love for volunteering has spread so rapidly throughout our organization that members of our staff created a charitable committee dedicated to researching and organizing opportunities for LightEdge to get involved.

Jody Emberton, Chairwoman of the committee and Sr. Client Architect – Voice, is proud of the giving nature of our employees and dedicated to continuing this tradition. “LightEdge gives us the unique opportunity to volunteer at work and give back locally. It is important to me to work for a company where this is a priority. Any time you can help someone else out, it is a good thing! It is also a great chance to work together as a team apart from our jobs, in a different way than we’re used to. It unites us all for a common cause, and builds camaraderie,” Emberton explained.

Over the years, we have had the pleasure to assist a variety of worthy causes throughout the Midwest ranging from Big Brothers Big Sisters to Children’s Cancer Connection to Sleepyhead Beds and the local Food Banks. We have noticed some amazing things result from these experiences. Not only are we bettering the lives of those we’re striving to help, but it’s also had a major impact on the employees who donate their time. Deep bonds have been created, resulting in strengthened professional relationships amongst departments and improved personal relationships when they share these experiences with friends and family.

For those who may not have an outlet to get involved at the office but want to help out, visit http://www.volunteermatch.org/ to learn about local opportunities that pair your specific passions with nonprofits in need.

Enjoy some photos of our team taken earlier this week at the Child Development Center flower bed we adopted at Easter Seals Iowa. This is our third year caring for the garden, and the transformation has been unbelievable for all involved!