In a gentle way, you can shake the world. -Mahatma Gandhi
At the end of 2016, our team at Outsource Marketing sat around a table and brainstormed ideas of how we could celebrate our 20th Anniversary in the coming new year. The standard (yawn) corporate anniversary ideas came to light: Big party with all the fixins, 20th Anniversary open house, slapping our 20th Anniversary logo on every pen, mug, and water bottle we could get our hands on, getting a big cake that Patrick jumps out of, etc.
But ya know, we just aren’t all that “corporate” around here. We rarely color inside the lines and are always searching for innovative ways to break through the clutter. And yes, this included how we celebrated our 20th year.
We are a team of socially responsible and deeply passionate marketers. We are so grateful for everything we have – so why not pay it forward?
Thus, the party streamers and confetti were scrapped and “A Year of Gratitude” was born.
Throughout 2017, we contributed to charities supporting a variety of causes close to our heart. Our employees hand-picked the following organizations:
- Circle of Friends in Action (COFIA)
- Friends of Youth
- The Guild for Human Services
- Step by Step
- The Seattle Humane Society
- Flame Fastpitch
- The Alzheimer’s Association
- Eastside Baby Corner
- First Descents
If you haven’t already, hop on over to our anniversary page to read the story behind each donation.
We encourage you to learn more about these outstanding organizations who make an impact on our world each and every day. Thank you to everyone who followed our 20th Anniversary “Year of Gratitude” journey this year – and a big high five to those who contributed.
Giving feels good. It doesn’t take much to shake the world around you.