Stamford associates team up with Habitat for Humanity to support low-income families.
Stamford associates have been working with Habitat for Humanity for the past several years to provide families in the Bridgeport, Connecticut community with safe and affordable housing.
The not-for-profit organization relies heavily on such volunteers to enable home ownership for low-income families.
Teamwork and collaboration
More than 130 associates, representing the full spectrum of Garter businesses — from Events and Research & Advisory to HR and IT — donated their time over the course of 13 days in May, June and July. They worked in teams of various sizes to take on different stages of the home building process.
“This is our third year supporting the Bridgeport community,” said Rich Doheny, Senior Research Analyst, IT Service Management. “We had a mix of newcomers and veterans. It’s a great exercise in teamwork and collaboration.”
One team spent the day putting up the framework for the second floor of a two-family home, while another demoed a house so that it could be refurbished. Others were hard at work putting up walls, painting doors, or installing floors.
“I’m proud that we were able to cover all the floors of our house by the end of the day,” said Erica Andreana, Marketing Program Manager, Customer Newsletter & Reprints.
“Knowing that a family will soon walk on what we helped to transform makes it all worthwhile,” she added.
Managing VP, Andrew Johnson added that he can’t think of anything more satisfying than making a house a home for those in need. “Having a home gives you a sense of security and, as Habitat for Humanity will tell you, it also improves the social and emotional well-being of families.”
Special thanks to all our volunteers and to Brian Callahan for helping to organize these build days and all who participated.
If you are interested in joining our team, search for an open job here.