On Our Minds

Working with so many organizations across multiple issue areas gives us a unique view into what’s happening in the social sector. This is where we share our insights and ruminations.
The On-Ramps Service Council: Shopping for a Good Cause
Committed to having a positive impact in the communities where we work and live, the On-Ramps Service Council organizes pro bono opportunities and volunteer engagements for the firm. On December 13th, five members of the On-Ramps team joined Catholic Charities for their annual St. Nicholas Project shopping day at a Kmart in Manhattan. Having volunteered with Catholic Charities the year before, we were eager to grab shopping carts and pick up winter gear for fellow New Yorkers. Catholic Charities helps 4,000 individuals through this initiative by providing them with essential items such as coats, hats, gloves, and sweaters. Upon arrival, we were given information on the families we would be shopping for, including biographical information and the sizes of items that were needed most. As a team, we shopped for two separate families and met countless cheery volunteers who were eager to lend a helping hand this holiday season.

-By Evan Neubauer

We are always looking for new opportunities to serve our community and the causes we care about. If your organization could benefit from volunteers, please contact Amy Scogin at ascogin@on-ramps.com.