Community

October, 2014 :: Ronald Mc Donald House

Ronald Mc Donald House

Earlier this spring we volunteered to cook dinner for all the families at the Ronald Mc Donald house earlier had such an enjoyable experience we decided it was time to repeat it.  Wednesday night we prepared dinner for a hundred folks, served around 60 and packed away the rest for the families that don’t get back till late. After a long day at the hospital it’s a relief to get in and find a prepared meal in the refrigerator.

The idGROUP was commended again for the efforts of every volunteer in the kitchen. You all worked so hard and wore a smile throughout; what a team!

September, 2014 :: North Texas Food Bank

North Texas Food Bank

Throughout the month of September we collected canned goods for the North Texas Food Bank.  Thanks to everybody’s generosity, at the end of the month we were able to donate a whole trunk-load of food for hungry children, seniors and families in North Texas.

September, 2014 :: Fair Day

Fair Day

This year we continued our tradition of taking a half day off for the opening of the great Texas State Fair, so all of us could go catch up on the latest innovations in agriculture, animal husbandry and fried foods.

August, 2014 :: Zooniversity

Zooniversity

For August’s community event we decided to try something of a mashup: a visit to a local retirement home PLUS we invited along the Zooniversity team with their menagerie of exotic animals.  Zooniversity put on a fantastic educational wildlife show for the residents, staff and us.  Not only did everybody get to see and learn about some amazing creatures, but by the end of it we all felt a little like giddy 5 year olds!

July, 2014 :: Annual Blood Drive

Annual Blood Drive

idGROUP employees donated a total of 14 pints of blood this year in our annual blood drive.  Around 41,000 blood donations are needed each day in the United States, and thanks to Carter BloodCare we’re happy to have the chance every year to contribute towards so vital a need in our community.

June, 2014 :: idGROUP Team Bowl Night

idGROUP Team Bowl Night

Cause that’s how we roll.

Top honors and snazzy trophies go to:

  • Hootin’ Hollerin’ Ballers :: Best Style
  • The Pinheads :: Highest Score

May, 2014 :: Dog & Kitty City

Dog & Kitty City

This month we collected toys, treats and essential items for the furry residents of Dog & Kitty City, a no-kill animal shelter run by the Dallas County Humane Society. The shelter provides a safe and healthy environment for the indigent, abused and neglected animals of Dallas. They are a non-profit organization and rely solely on private donations.

Delivering our donation and getting to play with the critters was the best!

April, 2014 :: Ronald Mc Donald House

Ronald Mc Donald House

Recently 10 of us volunteered to prepare and serve dinner at the Ronald McDonald House Dallas as part of their “Meals that Heal” program. They’re one of the few Houses in the country which provide three meals a day to their guests. We prepared food for 80–100 people and served over 40 families! Such a vast quantity of food pushed our prep skills to the max, but we got meals on plates, made the guests happy and had a great time doing it.