Volunteer Fairfax coordinated AOL Monster Help Day, nearly 700 company employees left their work back at the office and spent the day helping in communities across both the northern Virginia and D.C. metro region. The Center managed volunteers at six area agency sites.
AOL employees felt accomplished and energized by their efforts. The volunteers’ positive effects could be seen through their work on community projects that revitalized grounds and structures, cleaned up and protected the environment, assisted ailing citizens, prepared food for distribution and supported children and youth.
AOL employees walked away with a day of bonding with fellow co-workers, learning about local nonprofits and giving back to the community.
"Twenty-six years ago this month, AOL was founded on a simple premise of helping people get online and connect with their communities,” says Rachel Gross, head of AOL’s community relations. “To celebrate our anniversary, we launched Monster Help – a day of service for all AOL employees. We've had a terrific response from our employees, who enjoyed working hard and making a difference in their communities. Everyone came back to their offices energized by the experience and wanting to do more.”
"We were thrilled to work with Volunteer Fairfax on Monster Help day in Dulles,” adds Ms. Gross. “They really helped increase the scope and scale of our local efforts by creating exciting, large-scale volunteer opportunities for our employees. From concept to execution, the VF team was first rate. We couldn't have asked for a better local partner.”