December 27, 2012 | Volunteer Spotlight
Verizon Employees from Basking Ridge lend a hand at Bonnie Brae, a local school for at-risk youth
A group of Verizon employee volunteers from Basking Ridge, NJ lend a hand at the Bonnie Brae School
A team from the Verizon Wireless Supply Chain Strategy and Analytics group were able to give back this holiday season, literally in their own backyard. The volunteers visited Bonnie Brae, a school for at-risk boys in New Jersey on December 14th, helping to refurbish and paint one of the school’s dormitories.
Situated only 7 miles away from the Verizon Center in Basking Ridge, Bonnie Brae is one of the nation's pre-eminent therapeutic learning environments for at-risk adolescent boys and a haven where young men can reclaim their potential through education and therapy.
Amruta Pachegaokar, who helped organize the volunteer event said, “It was very rewarding to be able to volunteer at Bonnie Brae. We had a chance to interact with one of the boys who shared his story with us. We were also educated a bit on the history of the organization and how the school helps to make the future a little brighter for their students. Of course, being able to have a 'get your hands dirty' team building event was a lot of fun too!”
Anne Robinson reflected: “At this time of year, particularly in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many organizations in the tri-state area are experiencing a shortage of volunteers. We had an opportunity to support a deserving organization and have a great team building experience at the same time.”
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