In Austin, our team spent the day with GiveJoy at the Grow and Give Back Holiday Drive, delivering 1,000 hand-wrapped presents and a hot holiday meal to local kids and their families. In the U.K., we partnered with BADU for ‘That Moment When’ to bring essential holiday hampers to nearly 400 families in the London-Hackney community.
The Grow and Give Back Holiday Drive is the flagship event of The GiveJoy Foundation. This event started in 2008 with around 50 students, and has grown to impact thousands of children in Austin and Bryan, Texas.
The day-long event provides families with a full holiday experience that includes $100 worth of gifts for each child and a hot holiday meal. Through the joy of shopping, wrapping, and delivering gifts, participants embrace the spirit of giving while building a stronger community.
Nutrabolt CEO Doss Cunningham expressed his gratitude for the passion our teammates have to put the company’s long-standing mantra, ‘grow and give back,’ in motion.
“It’s amazing to have so many people give up their Saturday to put others first, and really pour energy into making a difference for the children in the community,” he said.
Across the pond, our London-based teammates joined BADU for their holiday service initiative, ‘That Moment When.’ While the festive season is a special time for some families, it can also be a time of great financial pressure for many.
“This year is extra special. We’ve taken our holiday service efforts global,” shared Emily Clark, Director of Corporate Communications and Experience at Nutrabolt. “We work with a great organization called BADU in London, and they put together baskets of gifts and necessities to spread that holiday joy across the pond.”
BADU provided almost 400 vital hampers filled with presents and dinner items to families in London experiencing challenging circumstances. Nutrabolt was proud to support BADU’s efforts to make a wonderful holiday experience accessible to all.
For Kostya Sokolov, Regional Commercial Manager – EU at Nutrabolt, this was his second time volunteering at a BADU event. He noted that the way BADU brings people together is deeply inspiring.
“BADU has a hugely positive impact on the local community, and shows so much passion and care for helping others in need,” Kostya said. “We came together and packed a huge amount of Christmas food hampers and presents for families. The Nutrabolt team had the record for most hampers packed! Being able to give back to the local community in London was amazing.”
At Nutrabolt, we’re grateful to have passionate teammates and charitable partners who make a meaningful impact in the communities we serve.
Lindsay Huff, HRBP Manager at Nutrabolt, said it’s an enriching experience to give back to the very communities that support our business.
“There’s been many families in the past who have mentioned that they were worried they wouldn’t be able to provide gifts for their kids. It’s so hard to think that kids have to go through that,” Lindsay said. “So, it’s super special to be able to give them a good Christmas.”
Nutrabolt is excited to have year-round partnerships with both The GiveJoy Foundation and BADU, and we look forward to making a positive impact on the youth in our communities through 2024 and beyond.
To learn more about The GiveJoy Foundation, visit givejoyfoundation.org. To learn more about BADU, visit thebaduway.com.