Olympus’ Redmond Employees Embody Empathy and Unity in Helping Homeless Community
“That’s why we want to share our story. It plants the seed. It’s not to say, ‘Look at what we did.’ It’s to say, ‘Look at the impact you can have.’ Homelessness isn’t going to go away because of one of us or a charity we work with. But for one moment, this homeless person felt cared about. That’s the big thing: You can change somebody’s life by letting them know someone cares about them.”
And it all started with an idea for a simple act of kindness and a conversation in the office with colleagues. Davasagayam thought it would be nice to give the homeless something warm to hold and sip on a cold winter day, and the unity and empathy displayed by these four colleagues inspired a site-wide mission.
“This group made magic happen,” Davasagayam said. “We have a great team in Redmond. A simple idea like this went from just a seed to where it ended up. Who would’ve thought hot chocolate would’ve turned into this?”
As noted by the individuals in this story, if you want to help the homeless community in your area, please only do so through a verified organization.