Perforce Employees Bring Holiday Spirit to the Community
One step into the Perforce headquarters office and you quickly see that the holiday spirit is alive and well. Wreaths and decorations adorn the walls. Lights of every color line the cubicles. A lighted tree accents the common area.
But Perforce is not just brightening the holidays for their fellow employees – the company is also spreading their holiday spirit to those in need within the community.
Anonymously Helping Three Local Families
As a way to strengthen the community in which Perforce employees live and work, the company collaborated with Sponsor A Family MN, a nonprofit organization that matches families in need with individuals and businesses who anonymously purchase holidays gifts for them.
Perforce employees purchased more than 75 gifts for three local families – satisfying each family’s holiday wish list. JoAnne Austin, who is on the Perforce Good Neighbor Committee, helped coordinate the gift drive and was impressed at the level of engagement by Perforce employees.
“I was so inspired by the level of participation,” said Austin. “Not only did employees get every item on the list, people went above and beyond by getting extra presents and even purchased group gifts for the families.”
Keeping Kids Warm
Perforce employees also participated in a winter clothing drive sponsored by the Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center. Perforce made a sizable monetary donation in addition to contributing winter clothing items such as hats, gloves, and warm socks.
‘An Obligation’ Says Perforce CEO
Perforce leadership believes that the company should be more than just a leader in developing innovative IT solutions – it should also be a positive influence within the community. This notion is reflected in one of the company’s core values, which stresses the importance of continuously giving back to the community.
Perforce carries out the value of corporate volunteerism through the Good Neighbor Committee, an employee-organized group which plans events that positively impact the community.
“In my 17-year tenure as CEO, I have always considered it our obligation to give back to the community, both locally and world-wide,” said Perforce CEO Janet Dryer. “It is our responsibility to help others who aren’t as fortunate as us. It not only helps you grow as a human being, it certainly makes a lot of people happy.”
As the company steadily grows their employee base at their corporate headquarters, which opened in 2016, they will continue to expand their corporate giving opportunities.
About Sponsor A Family MN
Sponsor A Family MN is a non-denominational nonprofit organization that matches families in need with sponsors who anonymously shop for them during the holidays.
About Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center
The Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center provides students most in need with free school supplies that make it possible for them to fully participate in classroom learning. Operating as a free store for teachers serving eligible area schools, the organization provides much needed supplies to their students for learning and excelling in the classroom.