Durham Bronto Makes a SuiteImpact in 2016

Trevor Parker, Sales Operations Analyst

Trevor Parker, Sales Operations Analyst

In 2016, the Bronto community in Durham, also known as SuiteImpact Durham, continued its commitment to community outreach by donating over 1300 hours at 47 events! We focused our volunteer efforts to one week each quarter, which allowed the team more advanced notice and the ability to coordinate larger projects with our community partners.

A total of 167 Brontos donated 1368 hours of their time last year, an average of just over 8 hours per person for 2016! To get the team excited about all of the opportunities to volunteer, the SuiteImpact team organized a Community Meet and Greet so that all local Brontos could learn more about our partners’ missions and what a day of volunteering with each one would typically look like. Thanks so much to Urban Ministries of Durham, Habitat for Humanity of Durham, SEEDS, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC and Teaming for Technology for being a part of it.

Here’s a breakdown of where our team volunteered:

Organization Hours Worked
Urban Ministries of Durham 446
Habitat for Humanity of Durham 291
Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina 153
TEAMing for TECHnology – RTP 84
American Red Cross 64
Emily K. Center 40
Vino for Vasculitis 16
BandTogether 8
NC flood recovery assistance 8
Carolina Boxer Rescue 4

In addition to our donations of time, we also contributed to food and supply drives with Urban Ministries of Durham, including collecting men and women’s clothing. We donated building supplies such as tape, paint brushes, razors, chalk, measuring tape, markers to and Habitat for Humanity of Durham. During the Christmas season, our Professional and Client Services team donated 4 bikes and helmets to the American Tobacco Campus Bike Tree fundraiser. And we also hosted a toy drive for Duke Children’s Hospital and took TWO cars packed with toys for children in the hospital over the holidays.

A sincere “Thank You” goes out to the members of the SuiteImpact team in Durham – Susan Wall, Stephanie Warren, Mike Gottlieb and Jess Foster – for promoting and organizing all of these amazing events this year. We’re looking forward to another great year of community outreach in 2017.