MultiTable: The Height of Giving Back to Our Community
MultiTable.com’s adjustable height standing desks are The Height of Healthy Design. It’s no secret that we’re standing desk advocates who understand the health benefits of standing over sitting. Give us the chance and we’ll shout from our desktops about why both small startups and big corporate offices are ditching traditional desks for height adjustable ones.
However, our Height of Healthy Design advocacy doesn’t end at the walls of our warehouse. We are committed to improving the health and well-being of our entire community. We believe that living a healthy lifestyle is a lifetime commitment that extends from the office to the home and everywhere in between.
Several years ago, MultiTable committed ourselves as a company to volunteer time and resources to worthwhile causes in our community. We have organized donations of needed items and contributed a percentages of sales to various foundations. We have now pledged to support four projects annually and just last week we partnered with Children’s First Academy of Phoenix, a charter school that serves families that are economically underprivileged.
“Working with Children’s First Academy was an easy choice for me,” said Hillary Kuenn, Operations Support Coordinator at MultiTable. “I used to work with a similar organization years ago. We would have drives to collect items for underprivileged kids. It was a great experience and something I have always wanted to be a part of again. In my opinion, there is nothing more important than the well-being of youngsters.”
For this event, Kuenn worked with Children’s First Academy to determine what the school needed. “We found a great deal on shoes and had lots of fun picking out different sizes and styles. We learned that closed-toed shoes are the most needed, not sandals. We also donated backpacks, index cards, markers, toothbrushes, Band Aids and Ziplock Bags,” she said. “We also learned while touring the Academy that shampoo, conditioner, and peanut butter are in the highest demand right now. So, before we organize our next drive for Children’s First Academy, we will work together to gather the items with the most need.”
For Kuenn, one of the many bright spots of the day was the chance to see, firsthand, one of the things that makes Children First unique. “One of the neatest things was that the backpacks we donated did not go to the donation room, but to the school store,”’ she said. “Children’s First has a program where students are rewarded for good behaviors by receiving play money, called ‘Wolf Bucks’. They can save their money and purchase things that they want in the store once a week.”
Getting a guided tour of the campus was a special part of the day for Kuenn. “The tour of the school was the best! We had the pleasure of meeting one young student, who volunteered to help give us the tour,” she said. “We met him next to the 7 habits tree, which is a huge tree the students are painting in the main hall. He told us about his favorite life habit (‘think-win-win’) he was learning about.”
MultiTable would like to thank Children’s First Academy for giving us the privilege of spending some time with them. If we’ve inspired you to help with their mission of eliminating barriers to education for each and every child, you can learn more about them by going to their website and make a donation by going here.