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The Team Impact group at Overhead Door Company of St. Louis recently installed a custom little library, complete with a welcoming garage door, near McKelvey Elementary school in Maryland Heights, MO.
Starting the Little Library
During a Team Impact meeting, the group was discussing small ways to effect big change in their local community. Angela Gilbert, Customer Service Representative, shared that she had seen a little library implemented elsewhere. She suggested it as an option to become engaged with the community and the schools. Everyone loved the idea. Plus, the team thought it would be a good opportunity to share the spirit of Overhead Door Company of St. Louis and gain some awareness.
The group contacted McKelvey Elementary, which is a few miles from St. Louis office. The school granted permission for the project. Everyone is encouraged to borrow a book and return it when they are finished reading it. Employees kicked off the library by donating books. The general public is encouraged to take a book to read or leave a book to help grow the library.
Little Library Is Open
Now, the little library sits on a parking lot corner near the pick-up and drop-off area for students. The location is ideal because of its convenient location. Students are commonly through the area to attend school, summer camps and other activities. Click here to see photos on our Facebook page.
Kevin Hanak, Materials Manager, constructed and installed the little library. “This was an incredibly rewarding experience. It makes me proud to be a part of a team willing to go the extra mile for good causes,” said Hanak.
The little library kicked off right in time for summer reading. All the books donated by DH Pace team members has an Overhead Door Company of St. Louis sticker on the back. The team routinely checks on the library and adds flyers for interested homeowners.
Thank you to everyone that contributed to this donation and made this community project a reality! If you’re interested in going by the little library, it is located at 1751 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.
About Team Impact
Team Impact empowers local employees to be involved with volunteerism and charitable activities, wellness events, team building activities and other special events.
Across the Company, locations have a group of Team Impact members who encourage their peers to take part in various local projects. They strive to bring meaningful projects and events to the Company so it is easy to be involved. In addition to serving our customers, we serve our communities and each other.
On April 24, 2016 Overhead Door Company of St. Louis hosted their first Open the Door Fun Run/Walk. The Company sponsored the event as a way for our employees, family and friends, and the general public to get some exercise while supporting local charities. The event was hosted by Team Impact, a group of Overhead Door Company of St. Louis employees who empower their coworkers to be involved with volunteerism and charitable activities, wellness events, team building activities, and other special events.
The $15 registration fees were donated to one of the following charitable organizations. The event raised a total of $540!
- The BackStoppers Inc. (The BackStoppers Inc. on Facebook)
- Humane Society of Missouri (Humane Society of Missouri on Facebook)
- PAIGE Foundation (PAIGE Foundation on Facebook)
About the Open the Door Fun Run
The Open the Door Fun Run/Walk was the inspiration of Megan McCarty who took the idea to Team Impact. Last fall Megan became involved with a charity walk and has since participated in several events. The run intended to open the door to awareness for employees to support meaningful causes. The charitable organizations benefit children (The PAIGE Foundation), the community (The BackStoppers Inc.) and animals (Humane Society of Missouri).
f you are on a mobile device and the YouTube video is not displayed in the content above, click here for the Overhead Door Open the Door Fun Run/Walk video.
Overhead Door Company of St. Louis and Bi-State Loading Dock are jointly registered Toy Drop Sites for St. Louis Toys for Tots.
We will be collecting donations at our offices at 12046 Lackland Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 from November 23 through December 18, 2015.
If you’re feeling the holiday spirit, help us collect Toys for Tots with the US Marines. Pick up a little something extra for a child in need.
For more details about the Toys for Tots program and FAQ, visit the St. Louis Area Toys for Tots website.
Overhead Door Company of St. Louis partnered with the St. Louis Area Foodbank for a food drive during October and had some AWESOME results.
The Company’s volunteerism group, called Team Impact, worked to host an internal canned food drive, collected cash donations, and even organized a collection point outside a local grocery store on a Sunday for a few hours!
They used the theme “Because hunger is scary” and tied it in with the Halloween holiday. Their work was rewarded with great generosity. Here are the details:
The food drive collected 560 pounds of food! This provides 457 meals to folks in the area who need help.
They ALSO collected nearly $650 in cash donations! The St. Louis Area Foodbank estimates that for every $1 donated, they can provide FOUR meals. That means the Company’s donation supports almost 2600 meals!
All told, the contributions reach over 3,000 meals that go to help the community, something of which to be very proud.
For more details about the St. Louis Area Foodbank, visit http://stlfoodbank.org/