All the way back in late June (we have had an extremely busy summer hence the months of delayed updates) Symetra Corporation came to our garden to work for 6 HOURS of one Week Of Service Day:
The Symetra Week of Service rallies employees to take part in company-sponsored volunteer projects. Every year, employees across the organization invest nearly 1,000 volunteer hours during the Week of Service — landscaping, mowing, cleaning and painting to enhance our community treasures.
Over 30 employees came to our garden between 9-4pm to do the most basic, and one of the most important, aspects of our garden maintenance needs…they weeded! They weeded EVERYTHING and kept going for 2 3-hour stints.
We enjoyed the people their conversations and their very hard and focused work! We even got support with properly placing our new summer-season porta-potty from Honey Bucket (yes this addition is a really big deal for our garden and our students).
We are so appreciative of their hard work and the tidy results!
THANK YOU SYMETRA AND THANKS TO MY OLDEST (not in age) FRIEND, CATHY BEAUCHAMP for getting GPS into Symetra’s support list and leading both sessions!
What Symetra Says:
Being a good neighbor means bringing the community together to celebrate. It means being a responsible steward of the environment. And it means making a financial commitment to help those in need. That’s how we approach corporate giving in the Seattle area, where our company is based, and in other communities across the county.