r By Alena Nelson
My Story Matters Nonprofit enjoys working with educational communities to help bring children custom and personal storybooks. We hold events at schools to interview and photograph students for these books. During the month of July, we had the opportunity to go to a Utah County school meet some amazing kids that day!
One of the most important parts of these interviewing days is our volunteers. These volunteer interviewers and photographers help things run smoothly at these busy events. We especially love when companies come as a team to volunteer. GoReact is a company who has volunteered their time for us repeatedly and came to our recent event for a company service day.
Ken Meyers, a GoReact employee, describes GoReact as being a “Utah technology company that creates software to help high school and college students get better at real-world skills. We’re used in more than 500 universities worldwide, and we love making a difference for thousands of students and giving them a better chance to succeed in when they enter the workforce.”
Not only has GoReact provided interviewers for our events, members of their technical team “have donated programming time throughout the year to help the organization improve (My Story Matters’) interviewing software.” said Meyers.
GoReact looks for opportunities to serve their community and have really enjoyed working with My Story Matters. At our recent event, GoReact employee Sara Seamons said, “I interviewed two funny, wonderful 9-year-old girls from Mexico who had me laughing one minute and my heart melting the next. It was great to hear all about their personalities, experiences, and dreams.”
The interviews we conduct are centered around questions that explore the children’s lives, talents, goals, and more. It is so fun to interact with the kids and recognize why their story matters. Seamons continued, “I loved the opportunity for personal interaction as well as the chance to serve the community with my work colleagues.” We are grateful for our volunteers who take the time to come to these My Story Matters events and interact with wonderful kids.
Would your company like to get involved in an amazing service project opportunity? GoReact highly recommends it. Seamons concluded, ”I loved the opportunity for personal interaction as well as the chance to serve the community with my work colleagues.”
Our My Story Matters community events make a great service day. If your company would like to get involved, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in any of our upcoming activities.