650 Monkeys. 35 non-profits and charities. 38 pints of blood. And one pretty epic rainstorm.
Dave felt strongly about giving back—so strongly, in fact, that he made it a part of our business with SurveyMonkey Contribute—which has raised over $6.7 million globally—and a part of our culture with quarterly volunteer opportunities.
So, in honor of Dave, and the impact he made on all of us, we took some time to make an impact on our communities.
The Troop’s works were varied. Our offices in the US did everything from cleaning up Alcatraz Island on behalf of the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy, attending basketball camp with the students at CoachArt, spending time with our simian counterparts at the Gorilla Foundation, and visiting veterans at the Palo Alto VA Hospital in the Bay Area—to serving meals with the Ronald McDonald House, sorting and cleaning books at the Children’s Book Bank, and working a shift at the Zeger Community Farm in Portland; to serving meals at YouthCare in Seattle.
In addition to volunteering at the Ottawa Food Bank and holding a clothing drive for the Salvation Army, our Canadian monkeys held multiple fundraising opportunities in their office to support the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa—including one very intense rock-paper-scissors tournament!
While our team in Sydney, volunteered with Room to Read (something they now plan on doing regularly) our Dublin monkeys made a trip to the Irish Blood Transfusion Service to donate blood and cleaned up the Rathcoole Community Center with Music Generation.
And finally, despite a massive rainstorm and a lot of mud, the London monkeys were still able to make a difference with TimeBank by clearing invasive plants from the Russia Dock Woodlands—a park that served a densely populated community with few green spaces.
Thanks to all our many partners who made this week so meaningful for us. And don’t worry, we’ll be back!
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Tags: Alcatraz Island, Alzheimer Society, Children's Book Bank, CoachArt, Dave Goldberg, Gorilla Foundation, Irish Blood Transfusion Services, Palo Alto VA Hospital, Ronald McDonald House, Room to Read, Salvation Army, SurveyMonkey, volunteer, Zeger Community Farm