Staying Cool While Supporting the Community
CaterTrax broke the dress code again this summer to support a great organization right here in our Rochester neighborhood: Open Door Mission. The organization was founded to provide for the spiritual and physical needs of the homeless community in Rochester, NY and believes that with the proper resources, hope can be restored and lives of impoverished men, women, and children in our hometown can be forever changed. They host a variety of programs like a food and emergency housing program, community meal program, clothing distribution program, and more to support those in need throughout our community.
For the second summer in a row, CaterTrax employees were invited to donate $1 every Friday for the privilege to break normal dress code and wear shorts to work. New this summer, the shorts Friday fundraiser allowed us to host four PB&J Factories in the office where employees would make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in shifts, package them up, and prepare them for delivery to the Open Door Mission whose volunteers then distributed the meals to individuals in need. These PB&J Factories not only brought our employees closer through a positive team building activity but also left a positive impact on our surrounding Rochester community.
Thank you to all employees who contributed to the Shorts on Friday fundraising efforts and those who participated in the PB&J Factories. Your efforts to support the community solidify the CaterTrax core values and continue to support the positive workplace culture we strive for every day.
No contribution is too small to go unnoticed when helping those in need. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Open Door Mission, click the button below to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available and how you can donate food, clothing, or money to support those in need throughout Rochester, NY.