With 125+ team members sporting new Daxko Impact Day t-shirts (thanks Whitney!) and eager to “do good”, we divided into teams and spread out across 7 sites around the greater Birmingham area.
I was placed on the team that volunteered at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, and gladly accepted my assignment. We were to spend the day socializing the animals, giving dogs a bath, organizing donated newspaper, and walking the bigger dogs.
Eager to please, we jumped right in and all found a dog in need of a walk, or a cat in need of some attention. (I’m not sure who was more excited about the day, Daxko volunteers, or all of the waiting-for-forever-homes pets.) So there we were, taking over the walking trails, play yard, and patio, showering the animals with love and attention—and then it happened. I met a dog, and I was in love. In. Love.
I texted my husband to come as soon as he could and meet her. He did, and even brought our three and half year old rescue, Molly, to meet her too. The new dog won my husband over quickly, and Molly gave her approval soon there-after. Before I knew it, I was walking into Daxko’s post-Impact Day celebration spot, Dave’s Pizza, with a new pup in-tow.
We’ve partnered with many great organizations over the years, but this Impact Day will always be so special to me. It always feels good to give back, but this year I feel like I got more than I gave.