Giving back to the community is an important aspect of the Ares Direct culture. We contend that every business should drive to make a positive impact on the world around it. So, we regularly identify causes that we care about and either volunteer with or donate to them. It is both a rewarding experience and a chance for some team bonding.

During the 2017 holiday season, we organized a canned food drive in our office. Our team, friends, and families contributed non-perishable items to donate to our local food bank. Having food on the table during the holiday season is something every family deserves. It was great being able to do our small part to help the community. We care deeply about San Jose and its residents.

Philanthropic initiatives are some of our favorite team-building activities around Ares Direct. We especially enjoy when we are able to volunteer as a group to support a worthy cause. Frequently, giving back can be easy to organize. For example, running a food drive like we did takes a little bit of planning to get off the ground. If everyone invested just a small amount of time, we could achieve so much.

We encourage all business owners to give back to the community. Service projects, matching donations, and volunteer days are simple but powerful ways for companies to make a difference.

This food drive was a wonderful experience for our team.