TRG Employees Stuck On Charity
March of Dimes has raised more than $1.7 billion to fund research and programs to prevent premature birth. In 2007 March of Dimes raised over $2 million through pledges and donations.
TRG Group Continues Katrina Recovery Aid
As part of a recent community service project, the TRG Group participated in a relief effort at Coghill Elementary School in New Orleans, to help restore and beautify the school’s grounds that were battered by hurricane Katrina.
Despite the rainy weather, TRG volunteers were on hand to make enhancements to the school by painting murals inside the gymnasium, cafeteria, assembly room and hallways using stencils and freehand sketches. Picnic tables and benches were assembled on the main school grounds and in the recess field. Wooden trashcan covers were constructed and decorated in bright colors. Volunteers assembled bookshelves for the library/media room and restocked the shelves with books so the children could begin to use the room again. The school also received a new entrance sign with a hand-painted rendering of the school’s Cougars mascot.
Coghill Elementary School’s motto, “We can and we must make a difference,” was a befitting theme of the day as TRG volunteers worked together for the purpose of making the school environment a better place for all to learn. As the day came to a close, students from each grade level presented handmade thank-you cards and posters to the entire group of volunteers. In return, TRG and Centric Group presented students with a donation of sporting equipment, soccer balls, jump ropes, hula hoops, footballs, baseballs and baseball bats.
Andrew Spellman, vice president of sales–corporate markets said of the experience, “The joy you feel from seeing the awe in their faces, and to hear their laughter was really moving to each of us. To be able to affect these children in such a positive way is the best thing we accomplished the entire day. It was an experience I’ll never forget.”