Each month, everyone at Investors Realty receives an internal publication called “The IRI Insider.” The Insider is a tool we use to get to know one another through employee spotlights, family pictures and the memorable fun we have around the office (or on video calls!). The content changes every month with one exception. We always include an example of a person, project or event that reflects one or more of our company values: Accountable, Educated, Ethical, Grateful and Service with Integrity. It seems appropriate to focus on “Grateful” during the month of December.
Gratitude can take many forms, and at IRI, it is most noticeable in our individual and collective efforts to give back to the community. An abbreviated list of our team’s contributions includes civic leadership, educational boards, industry boards, foundation boards and non-profit boards as well as volunteering, mentoring and school and church volunteerism. And, of course, there’s always good ole fashioned kindness like helping our neighbors and picking up litter when we see it.
This year, we have been able to combine giving, wellness and technology through our use of the Charity Miles app. By simply running, walking, biking – or even dancing – our team members are able to donate funds to organizations of their choice for every mile they move.
“It’s something anyone can do even if they can’t support a charity they love with an abundance of time or money,” said Laura Hansen, Directory of Property Management.
So far, Charity Miles is partnering with over 50 organizations including an IRI favorite, Habitat for Humanity. Several IRI team members have been hands-on volunteers for Habitat for Humanity locally, and now they can support the organization while exercising, too! Learn more about Charity Miles at charitymiles.org.
Another organization that we hold close to our hearts is the Aspen Drake Seemann Foundation whose mission is to aid first responders and health care providers to benefit children and families dealing with tragedy, loss or personal illness. We would be grateful if you took a few extra minutes to learn more at aspendrakeseemannfoundation.org.
We are proud of our team for their commitment to volunteerism and grateful for the opportunity to serve this community that has given so much to us.
This article appeared in our company newsletter in December of 2020. Please click here to download the entire newsletter.