This year, SWAT Systems embraced the giving spirit of the holiday season. We wanted to give back to the communities that we belong to and cherish. With the help of our employees and the online community, we were able to directly support two amazing (and local) organizations.
Toy Drive benefitting Seattle Children’s Hospital
For our annual holiday party, we spiced up the event with a “Seattle Children’s Hospital Toy Drive.” Staff brought all sorts of fun toys into the office, but most of them enjoyed using Seattle Children’s Amazon Wish List. You can buy gifts and ship them directly to their campus with one a couple of clicks. Altogether, over 100 toy donations were made, with one of our Systems Engineers contributing 30 of them! Account Managers North Pole elves, Amanda and Nik, happily delivered the gifts we collected at the office.
12-hour Game-a-thon benefitting Take This organization
While the holiday party was in full swing, our very own James Robbins was participating in a 12-hour gaming marathon. The game-a-thon was scheduled to coincide with the global release of the Super Smash Bros game. James, in collaboration with the charity “Take This,” organized the event to raise money and awareness of mental health in the gaming community. We are extremely proud of him for reaching his goal of raising over $400 during the event. Since he reached his fundraising goal, James is keeping his promise of dying his hair purple!
If you are interested in donating directly to the Take This organization, you can do so here. To learn more about the marathon, Take This organization, and James’ reason for organizing this event, read our previous article here.