~~~ Guest post by Shawn L ~~~
The Utah Pride employee resource group (ERG) focuses on community outreach with special attention paid to LGBT causes, such as homeless youth. Our goal is to organize at least one community outreach event per quarter, like volunteering at a specific partner location or helping facilitate a drive for an organization in need. We frequently volunteer with the VOA Youth Resource Center for Homeless & At-risk Teens, Utah Pride Center, as well as the Utah Food Bank. You can read about one our recent volunteer experiences here.
|Mckeon, Ron, Shawn, Stacy, Alaia, Jessica, |
Brandon, Austen, Tyler
|Matthew, Jaime, Angela, Shawn, |
Ron, Alaia, Rachel
In addition, the Pride ERG has traditionally helped create the backdrop for the annual Dell EMC Utah Santa Saturday event. Santa Saturday is a fun family event where kids can get their picture taken with Santa and which benefits a different organization each year, like the United Way, Fisher House, and Salt Lake Homeless Youth Resource Center.
Our main focus for 2017 has been continued outreach and support of the organizations listed above, continued activity with the Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce as well as various meet-ups and mixers for our members. Our most recent event was the Utah Pride Festival and you can read about our experience in the latest Mozy Blog.
|Jason, Phiinix, Aly, Todd, David|
We’re always looking for new organizations to volunteer with and new team members to add to our ERG. Please comment here to provide any suggestions or make requests!