More than 225 Express offices, from California to North Carolina to Canada joined with 1,000 volunteers to provide more than 65,000 meals for those in need. If you were able to be a part of this amazing effort in any way, thank you for your support and hard work.
As we recently shared, volunteering and serving with a local nonprofit or charity can help make you more employable. But giving back to your community doesn’t just impact your job search. Research shows volunteering is connected to an increase in well-being and lowered depression, both of which are often impacted by the loss of a job.
Helping others, whether it’s through serving alongside a group of volunteers on a Saturday morning, or by doing pro-bono work from your home for a nonprofit, has a positive impact on your attitude on life and hopes for your future. The London School of Economics conducted a study that found the more people volunteered, the happier they felt.
We hope that Brand It Blue Day gave you an opportunity to serve in your community, increase your happiness, and possibly make some new connections that will help you soon find a new job. If you didn’t have a chance to join Express for this year’s event, make sure to check back with your local office for information about Brand It Blue Day 2016 and how you can be involved. In the past three years, Express offices have donated more than 156,000 meals to nonprofit organizations across North America through their efforts for Brand It Blue Day. Think of all the meals we can provide next year with your help!
Check out some of the photos from Brand It Blue Day events from across North America!