For a number of years now, Allyis employees and the company have been purchasing school supplies and clothes for graduates of Seattle’s Childhaven—a nonprofit program for abused and neglected children age 0-5. This year is no exception—over the summer, employees bought items for some of Childhaven’s 2012 graduates—outfits and jackets, shoes, backpacks filled with school supplies, and more.
One of the Childhaven graduates was provided for by Finley, daughter of Allyis employee Randy Dickey. Finley, age 5, organized a lemonade stand this summer with her parents’ help. “As we were making the signs and putting everything together,” her dad said, “she asked me if it was okay if she could give her lemonade stand money to the Childhaven kids who don’t have school supplies.” He explains, “Finley was born about a year after I joined Allyis, and she has always helped us shop for the kids every fall, so she’s very aware of the situation.”
As Corporate Citizenship Director at Allyis, I’ve often noticed and remarked on the generosity of our employees. I truly believe Allyis employees are some of the most generous around. And apparently, so are their children. It’s obvious that Finley’s parents are doing a stellar job of passing along their values of giving to and caring for others…and I like to think that Allyis has played some small part in that as well.
Allyis employee Randy Dickey’s daughter, Finley, raising money for Childhaven kindergarten graduates’ school supplies.