There are many progressive and exciting things happening at Consolidus. One of our favorites is our growing ability to be a strong community partner. One of those opportunities is supporting the efforts of an organization called Urban Vision. You can learn more about them here and see our sponsorship of this exciting annual event: A Taste of Urban Vision — Urban Vision (urbanvisionministry.org).
Urban Vision has a program for students in their Set On Success afterschool program where they can earn Urban Vision dollars to spend on different events and stores throughout the year. Their favorite store of the year is their, “Christmas Store with Dignity.” Here, they can shop for gifts for their loved ones using their Urban Vision dollars. The event presents volunteer opportunities in our area, including gift wrappers, shopper guides, and store clerks. Several of our team members were able to take part in the event and had a great time!
Jeffrey Jones, our CEO wrote in a company-wide email about the Christmas Store with Dignity, “This was an amazing experience and so fun to do as a team. This place is only about a mile away from where I grew up. We expect to have Urban Vision come in and present their vision and mission to the team, as well as, volunteer opportunities…
My favorite part of the Christmas store program is that the students get to earn UV dollars throughout the year based on grades or demonstrating leadership and core values, etc. and then the students use those dollars to get gifts and household necessities for their families, the cleaning supplies went SUPER fast. UV is BIG on nurturing self-sufficiency and leadership versus just giving a handout. It seems very empowering to the students and community. It is also awesome that the leadership at UV makes a point to live in the community they serve.”
It is the efforts of our entire team that makes our ability to give back to the community possible, so thanks to our team for allowing us to support important work being done in our community.
Let’s continue to build a brighter future together and touch as many lives as we can.