Recology Volunteer Day Shows the Power of Corporate Caring

On August 19, 100 employees, family members and friends from Recology CleanScapes turned nearly 400 volunteer hours into a bright, sparkling transformation of Wellspring’s Rotary Family Support Center.

The company’s highly-coordinated, day-long effort became the largest single, corporate volunteer endeavor in Wellspring’s history. In all, 23 individual projects in seven areas were completed.

From the Sensory Garden, spruced up with new plantings and brightly-colored hand-painted rocks, to new inviting hues that now fill the Quiet Room, the work breathed new life into the meaning of corporate volunteerism.

“We know homelessness is a major issue in the Puget Sound region, says the company’s General Manager Kevin Kelly. Serving 113 communities on the West Coast, Recology is the largest employee-owned company in the resource recovery industry and chose Wellspring as its annual non-profit partner.

Says Kelly, “We believe in what Wellspring is doing to effectively address this issue, and we wanted to give back to the organization and make a deeper connection to the communities both our company and Wellspring serves.”

“Giving yourself to something you believe in--is what volunteerism is all about,” notes Wellspring Executive Director, Ruthann Howell. “Recology, along with our other valued corporate partners like Pepsi and Bank of Amercia, know what generous service is all about.”

“With so much anxiety and uncertainty in our country right now, Recology demonstrated how a caring company can give back to the community it serves—and be a force for good.”