Spirits were high when 48 Connectrac employees showed up at Trinity View Park on Friday, May 24, for our Annual Community Service Day. The park buzzed with activity as we made park improvements guided by the nonprofit organization Keep Irving Beautiful. Together, we helped preserve the health and social vibrancy of our city.
It was a perfect fit. After all, investing our time and efforts in civic engagement is part of our company’s Core Values. At Connectrac, we:
Our Annual Community Service Day is just one way we put these values into practice. To help less fortunate community members during the holidays, we collect “Shoe boxes for the Homeless,” filled with necessities to make living on the streets a bit easier (such as toiletries and weather protection items). In addition, Connectrac encourages all employees to spend a day each year volunteering with a charity of their choice.
And our foray into Trinity View Park is not the first time we’ve taken to the great outdoors. For the past four years, Connectrac employees spent our Annual Community Service Day working with the Trinity River Authority of Texas. We helped clean a lower part of the Trinity River and associated trails to support habitat and improve water quality.
This year, however, our CEO Clint Strong and Director of HR Tom Boyd-Lloyd thought it was time we adopted a park. It made sense to find a location close to the office and Trinity View Park is only about three miles away. Spring flooding had closed Trinity View Park earlier this year, and the heavy rains had washed in a lot of trash.
We rolled up our sleeves and spent the morning collecting litter. Then, we broke out the brushes and cans and painted the park pavilions. The City of Irvine asserts that “any job worth doing is worth celebrating upon completion,” and we like that philosophy! So once the debris was cleared and the paint was drying, a food truck came to the park and we celebrated by eating lunch together. Then, we headed out to enjoy our respective Memorial Day weekends knowing that we’d made a positive impact.
Keep Irving Beautiful was very excited for us to team with them and is eager to continue this new relationship. There’s no doubt we’ll partner with them again to improve the quality of life in our community.