Share Our Selves and Operation Homefront
San Diego, California
At our 2008 Planning Meeting in San Diego, 72 employees representing all our offices were surprised to learn that the kick-off of the meeting would be a team charity challenge. Half the teams were assigned to assist Operation Homefront, which offers support to US military troops and their families. The other half were working to benefit Share Our Selves, which has provided free medical, dental care and general emergency services, to residents of Orange County for nearly 40 years. Armed with a map and some seed money, the teams set out on a scavenger hunt to collect as many items as possible from the charities' wish lists. The result was a room full of wonderful items to help both groups serve those in need.
I was overwhelmed and excited to see all of the items your staff collected for our families. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the military families we serve.