The Gault Cares Team was at it again last week, hosting their second community service project this year. Back in April they held a two day event at Earthplace in Westport to fix several of the outdoor animal enclosures. That was their first service project as a group and it was a success. On the heels of one successful project, came the next one, a potted plant and decorating event. On June 11th and 12th employees took some time out of their day and visitied the lunch room at the Gault offices to decorate a small terra cotta pot and plant a flower inside. The creative juices were flowing quickly and the team made colorful and unique pots to be donated to ElderHouse in Norwalk.
At the end of the two days, the Gault Cares team had completed 50 pots and filled with them with flowers. Meredith Donaher Ventrella, Human Resources Coordinator, said the employees had a great time with the project. "Some people jumped right into the painting and others opted for using washi tape and stickers, a few staff even came back to do a second pot."
On June 13th, the senior team from Gault delivered the plants to the clients at ElderHouse. Megan Donaher Ventrella, Meredith Donaher, Tori and Sam Gault walked around and greeted clients and encouraged them to chose the flower pot they wanted. The faces of the clients lit up as they saw the bright colored pots and flowers and everyone was so appreciative. Denise Cesareo, ElderHouse Executive Director, thanked the team for "putting a smile on the faces of the clients" and encouraged them to come back anytime. The weather was rainy and dreary on Thursday, June 13th, but you wouldn't have known that from inside the rooms at ElderHouse after they received their plants, their smiles made the rooms shine bright!
We look forward to connecting Gault Energy and other companies in CT, to more volunteer projects in their communities. If your company needs assistance building or strengthening an employee volunteer program, let us know. We can bring a project to our company or coordinate a project at a local non-profit for your team.