KYC Volunteers with TUGG's Tech Gives Back
This email originally appeared in the October 25th edition of The Scribble, KYC's weekly marketing newsletter. You can subscribe to The Scribble at the top of this page.
Last week, Kevin York Communications participated in TUGG’s Tech Gives Back event. TUGG (Technology Underwriting Greater Good) is a nonprofit in Boston that connects the tech world with groups that are working to serve the youth population in the area.
Tech Gives Back is an awesome event that places volunteers from Boston’s tech world (we have tech clients, which is how we fit into the event) out in the community on various projects. As a team, we chose to work for The Mystic River Watershed Association in Medford's Macdonald Park. We worked to remove oriental bittersweet from the area, which overtakes trees and kills them if it’s not dealt with. Theweather was perfect and we got to get our hands dirty (and pricked by more than a few thorns) and do some manual labor!
It was a really fun day! Working from home is great, but we’re so spread out that we really value the time we spend together as a team. We get along really well, which is key for a small team. Our two favorite things to do together are to laugh and learn each other’s quirks. So to be able to get out into the community and volunteer as a team was awesome for us!
Giving back in general is a huge pillar of our agency. From working with a pro bono client each year to giving our time (volunteering) and resources (financial contributions), we like to stay connected to our community and make sure we’re giving back as much as possible. We never want to end up as that agency that puts ourselves before our clients or community.
Up next? KYC is launching the search for our 2018 pro bono client. Each year, we take on a client from the nonprofit world that is working hard to advance their cause and help them with all of their marketing and communication needs. Our goal is to help them with whatever projects they have by sharing our skills and training them so they can get their message out, reach their goals and leave a mark on their audiences.
Know someone who might want to apply to be our next pro bono client? We’ll be announcing the call for applications here on The Scribble within the next few weeks.