On Saturday, June 11, in communities across North America, Express Employment Professionals offices came together to serve and give back as part of the fourth annual Brand It Blue Day.
More than 235 Express offices, from California to North Carolina to Canada joined with more than 1,000 volunteers to provide more than 87,000 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 in your community can do a lot for your career or job search. From an increase in networking opportunities to gaining leadership skills, serving others is a great way to improve your professional life.
But, did you know it can have an incredible impact on your health and well-being? A survey of more than 3,000 adults found that the majority of volunteers felt mentally and physically healthier after serving. Nearly 80% said volunteering lowered their stress levels, while 76% said serving made them feel healthier. And, a report by the Corporation for National & Community Service found that those who serve have lower mortality rates, more functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life.
Giving back in your community, whether it’s through a group volunteer effort over the weekend, or by doing pro-bono work from your home for a nonprofit, can have a positive impact on your attitude on life and hopes for your future.
We hope 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 2017 and how you can be involved.
Through the hard work and service of Express offices, we’ve been able to donate more than 300,000 meals to nonprofit organizations across North America through the efforts of 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!