Last week we shared our first in a series of blog posts this month we're calling #MeaningfulMondays. Each week we are spotlighting a Monster Help Day site lead. Monster Help Day is AOL's company-wide day of service, when we get out of the office and give back to our local communities.
Why do we keep talking about Monster Help Day? Because it's huge, and awesome. Last year, 3,000 employees in 27 cities volunteered 11,000 hours of their time to support 63 non-profit organizations, and this year, we're going even bigger with 150 projects in 47 cities! These projects cover a range of needs, from teaching kids to code, to helping victims of domestic violence with confidence building and career readiness, there are hundreds of projects employees choose to participate in based on their skills and interests. AOLers worldwide unleash their talents to do something meaningful. See, watch, and read more at http://monsterhelp.aol.com
Site leads are AOLers who go above and beyond committing their time to not only making Monster Help Day a success, but also to giving back to their communities on their own time. This week we're spending time with Adam Lauer-Brown, Principal Marketing Manager, AOL Core, Volunteer Lead for Washington DC's Only Make Believe project.
Q: Hey Adam! Can you tell us more about your Monster Help Day project?
This year I chose Only Make Believe
, an organization that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities. For Monster Help Day, we are transforming one of our DC conference rooms into a workshop to make costumes for the shows.
Q: What is your favorite part of Monster Help Day?
My favorite part is interacting with people. I'm a people person so I like being in contact with the community. I was at an agency prior to joining AOL, there wasn't a real focus on giving back, so I love that we do this at AOL. It shows the type of culture we have here.
Q: Why is participating in Monster Help Day so important to you?
I think we tend to get so caught up in our daily lives, that our time is consumed. We forget about giving back and the impact we can make. I would encourage everyone to participate in their communities.
AOL Monster Help Day is May 13th this year, and you can see all the great work employees are doing on that day by following AOL CSR on Twitter
and the hashtag #AOLGivesBack