Besides working at 3 Birds, I’ve been pretty busy this year helping create the first ever men’s rugby team in Chapel Hill, the Warriors! Those two roles came together recently in an event that truly shows the values of those who work at this company.
As a co-founder and the president of the team, one of my biggest responsibilities is to help create a long-term vision for the club and to set the standards for a successful program. One aspect that I believe is necessary for the long-term success of any team, organization, or business is to give back to your community. Therefore, after the conclusion of our inaugural season, I decided that it was only natural to give back to our community by hosting a blood drive.
We partnered with Rex Blood Services, a program of UNC Health Care, and decided to hold the drive at the YMCA in Chapel Hill, less than 10 minutes away from the 3 Birds office. Our team had about a month to pre-register at least 25 people or else the event would be called off. Unfortunately, a couple days before the deadline, we were still a couple of heads short.
That’s when my fellow 3 Birds employees stepped up and helped out by signing up. A total of sixteen 3 Birds Marketing employees registered to give blood.
The blood drive took place on Wednesday, May 22nd and was a huge success. We registered 41 people and had 32 pints of blood donated, which means we helped save the lives of up to 96 local area patients. Best of all, the upper management at 3 Birds has already expressed interest in organizing a blood drive of our own. I’m grateful to all of my coworkers for their service, and I think it shows just what a unique company 3 Birds Marketing really is.