A message from GoFormz CEO, Rob Brewster:
The business of business is improving the state of the world.
– Mark Benioff
You may be familiar with the 1-1-1 model at Salesforce, which encourages businesses to “commit important resources to support integrating philanthropy into their business from an early stage..” Salesforce is a pioneer in many things and this philanthropic model is another great example.
You don't have to be the size of Salesforce to have an impact. The GoFormz team is only 38 people, but we decided that giving back to our community is a core part of our culture. We wanted to focus our efforts on the Monarch School, in San Diego. There are over 23,000 homeless students in San Diego county alone. The mission of the Monarch School is to educate students impacted by homelessness and empower them with the necessary skills and experiences for personal success.
We started this effort at the beginning of the school year by providing school supplies. We enlisted the help of our building management (bolstering our mission with 1900 potential donors vs. our 38) to help with donations.
The generosity of our employees and building community has been incredibly inspiring, and continues with our next round of holiday donations, which will help address such basic needs as socks, shoes, underwear and hoodies.
Next, we led a code academy for Monarch School math students. The drive and curiosity of the Monarch Students in attendance was motivating and impactful for those GoFormz employees who participated. We plan on hosting students at GoFormz headquarter for lunch and a career day, to show them what they can achieve and to hear more about their goals for the future.
I share this with you to inspire you to do the same, no matter how big or small. This experience has been a fantastic morale boost for the GoFormz team and we all feel great about giving back and helping our local community.
Is your business or team working to give back? Share your story with us! If you’re interested in support the Monarch School, visit their website to learn more about donating or volunteering.
To learn more about life at GoFormz, check out our company page and career opportunities.