Friday, November 14 was my first Impact Day. For those that don’t know, Impact Day is a day when the entire Daxko Nation gives back to the community through volunteering. Although I have volunteered before, it has never been in such an organized fashion or with my coworkers. I moved to Birmingham recently and this was a great opportunity to start getting involved in my new community.
I went to the Birmingham Botanical Garden; these gardens are one of only nine free gardens in the United States! We created a bog garden, which will be the future home for Sarracenia alabamensis, the Alabama Pitcher Plant. This is a rare plant native to Alabama, and now all of the visitors of the Garden can learn about this interesting plant. We also put mulch on the walking trails, which had not been done for three years! It was great to help out and get things done that the Garden had not had time to do.
A lot of my group was actually team members that I work with every day in the Support department, but there were several people that I had not been able to meet just yet. This was a great way to meet different coworkers that I normally don’t interact with. It was also wonderful to see that we are all hard workers! Seeing everyone, including our President, Dave, getting dirty and spreading mulch when we’re normally at our computers working on the software was a pretty awesome sight!
This new experience that I had with Daxko was just another way I know I work for a great company. I can’t wait for our next Impact Day!