This past week, Digital Risk’s P4 Mentor Program Mentors and Mentees rolled up their sleeves and put on their baking gloves for the program’s community service project at the Ronald McDonald House!
As part of the P4 (Preparing Protégés through Professional Partnerships) Mentor Program, mentees complete one community service project for a cause of their choosing. Now in its third round, this program mentee cohort chose to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House at the Florida Hospital location. Additionally, Mentee Matthew Lyman, who works remotely, chose to volunteer at “Town that Cares” initiative, wherein he helped organize the over 400 donated back packs to be given to children in need.
“Partnering with the Ronald McDonald House was an experience that I will always remember,” said Amy Huff, Supervisor of Human Resources and the program creator. “To hear the personal stories of those visiting the house and to be able to contribute in making their day a little brighter was wonderful. I’m so proud of all who volunteered and all those D-Riskers who donated to such a noble cause.”
The P4 Mentor Program is a companywide initiative created to help high-potential D-Riskers in their professional and personal development by pairing them with Digital Risk leaders as their mentors. As a company that is committed to serving our team members, our customers and our communities, we encourage our future leaders to share this passion for giving back to the community. Previous program cohorts chose to volunteer at XL106.7’s Baby DJ Program and Freedom Ride.
“It’s amazing to know that, when we are at our most vulnerable and fragile, there are places like the Ronald McDonald House,” said Pipeline Data File Analyst Angelo Petracca. “They worry about all the small things so we may concern ourselves with only the larger.”
Throughout the day, the team decorated cookies for current house occupants and stuffed over a hundred toiletry bags for new occupants. Prior to the event, program participants solicited toiletry items and other donations from D-Riskers. As should be expected, D-Riskers came together for this cause and made the largest donation amount that the Florida Hospital location has ever received from one single company.
“Yesterday moved me because what the Ronald McDonald house is doing reminded me of something I went through with my family recently,” said Verification Analyst Robert Gauvain. “I also was moved with how amazing the donations were from Digital Risk, we needed a bigger table thanks to all the donations, and they will truly help families in need.”
Digital Risk views strengthening our corporate social responsibility as a high priority. Since our people are our most valuable asset, the company strives to serve D-Riskers and their communities through community service initiatives, which are often spearheaded by team members.
“I appreciate experiences like our community service project at Ronald McDonald House,” said Quality Control Specialist Brent Feaser. “It was nice to actually see where the effort put in goes to. Often times, you organize or contribute to charities and often times never see where it goes, but Digital Risk gave us the opportunity to see the results!”
This was a great companywide effort, and we thank all the D-Riskers who participated and donated. To learn more about the P4 Mentor Program, visit http://careers.digitalrisk.com/why-digital-risk/ or stay tuned for more blog posts!
Event participants (pictured in the below photographs) include: Amy Huff, Antwan Harrington, Drew Vandermay, Brent Feaser, Katrina Daniels, Leslie Jackson, Robert Gauvain, Craig Hartman, Angelo Petracca, Carolyn Grady, Amanda Fowler, Maria Alvarado, Lisa Lee and Matthew Lyman.