Company giveback: annual holiday tradition

For this year’s Interrupt holiday giveback, we took advantage of our team’s competitive nature to support two great organizations serving the Toledo area: the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio and the Toledo Humane Society.

We split into two teams and spent the fall egging each other on to bring in the most donations we could: toothbrushes, deodorant and non-perishable foods on one side, and cat beds, toys and pet food on the other.

The recipients are doing incredibly worthy work in our community. RMHC provides a place near the Ebeid Children’s Hospital so parents of sick or injured kids can stay nearby. And the Humane Society leads the community in efforts focused on relieving the suffering of, preventing cruelty to, and providing for the humane treatment of animals.

“Our Culture Clan team chose to set up our holiday drive early, in the fall, because we know these organizations get an influx of donations around the holidays and we wanted to provide help during what might be a lull for them,” said Rachel Wise, Interrupt’s office coordinator who helped oversee this year’s drive. “And it gave us time to gather as many items as we could. More than 200 in total.”

Both organizations receive zero tax dollars and survive thanks to the support of local donors.

To support these great causes, check out their “how to give” pages:

Toledo Humane Society

Since 1884, the Toledo Humane Society has been the leading advocate for animal welfare in Toledo and beyond. They provide medical care, investigate animal cruelty, and rescue and care for more than 5,000 animals each year.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio

RMHC serves seriously ill children and their families since it opened in 1982. The Toledo House offers services to over 600 families every year, providing community spaces, daily home-cooked meals, and a fully-stocked kitchen—as well as a network of support through interactions with other families, staff, and volunteers. It is located across the street from Ebeid Children’s Hospital.

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