Whether you’re buying gifts for a family in need or volunteering at your favorite charity, giving back during the holiday season is always impactful.
At HBM, we have the opportunity to partner each year with The United Way to support their 100 Neediest Cases campaign. This campaign has helped thousands of families and individuals celebrate the holidays throughout the St. Louis region.
Thanks to the generosity of our HBM team members, we have been able to sponsor a family for the past 4 years. This year the team was able to support a single mother and her teenage son who has disabilities. Their needs list included basics like clothing, housewares, and supplies for the family and our team was able to supply these items for them. The team also collected gift cards to various stores and restaurants to bring the family a little more holiday cheer.
In addition to providing some warmth and care to those who need it most we also celebrated the holiday with our own HBM family. This year’s festivities featured an Escape Room competition as well as a sock themed gift exchange. For the Escape Room, each team had 60 minutes to put on their detective hats and work together to find their way out. While it was a tough competition between Mr. Dupree‘s Office and the Investigation of Miss Treedeath, both teams escaped!
To continue the day we also had a Secret Santa gift exchange where participants had to pick out crazy, holiday-themed, or a fun pair of socks for their recipient. We had some very festive and clever sock exchanges including money socks for our Corporate Controller, Nathan Matt and Diet Mountain Dew socks for our Sr. Director of IT, Doug Bolen (His favorite drink of choice!).
It’s a joy to give back this holiday season and to celebrate with our team and toast to the successes of 2019. We look forward to an exciting 2020 filled with hard work and accomplishments!