Earlier this year, our CEO Gurpreet Singh traveled to Guyana to assist Operation Walk Maryland in their effort to perform free surgical treatments for patients who were suffering from disabling arthritis and other debilitating bone and joint conditions. Because we as a company value service and giving back to the community, we at Infotrend wanted to join Gurpreet in his mission. We could not all be there in person, but we at Infotrend were excited to find a way to send a piece of ourselves to Guyana.
Infotrend, in collaboration with Operation Walk Maryland and other organizations set out to provide 150 total backpacks for the children in Guyana. For our part, Infotrend set a company goal of donating a minimum of 20 backpacks. Infotrend organized a backpack drive to raise awareness and encourage other local companies to contribute to the 20 backpack company goal that was set. Companies were encouraged to donate age appropriate backpacks from age 2–16. The backpacks donated also contained school supplies and other items including:
- Crayons and paper for coloring
- Pencils and pens, with a sharpener and erasers in a pen case
- 1 Composition notebook or 1 sing-subject spiral notebook
- 2 T-shirt and short outfits
- One pair of sturdy Croc-like shoes/sandals
- Age-appropriate paperback book
The backpacks were delivered to an orphanage in Guyana. We at Infotrend wanted to ensure that the school year started out in the right direction for these children.
After acquiring 20 bags to donate, Proposal Manager Kaitlyn McMahon set up a day where Infotrend staff would pack the bags with the various supplies listed above. Once the bags were filled and ready to go, the Infotrend team loaded up the bags and delivered them to Operation Walk Maryland where they would later be donated to the children of Guyana.
Infotrend is always searching for others to join in on their service opportunities. If you would like to know when our next service event is, please reach out to us through LinkedIn or on our website: www.infotrendusa.com
If you would like to find out more about Operation Walk Maryland, you can visit their website at https://www.operationwalkmd.org/.