Monday, September 24, 2007

Day of Caring

Friday was the annual United Way of King County Day of Caring. 19 Sonics & Storm employees, including members of the Sonics coaching staff led by Head Coach P.J. Carlesimo, participated as the Sonics helped out at Childhaven in Seattle.

Wyjuana Montgomery, community programs manager for the Sonics & Storm, recapped the event in an all-staff e-mail:

"Over 7,000 corporate employees from all over King County participated in various community service projects to help local non-profits. Our crew descended upon Childhaven with the mission of washing & detailing a 12-van fleet (and doing a little playground clean-up as well). The vans are key to Childhaven's operation as they are used every morning, Monday through Friday, to pick up children ages one month to 5 years old from their homes and bring them to Childhaven to receive much-needed TLC in the therapeutic childcare program.

"We completed the job in just three hours with an hour to spare!

"Childhaven opened its doors in 1909 as the Seattle Day Nursery and now services foster children and children who have been abused & neglected or are at risk for abuse and neglect Monday through Friday."

Make sure you check out a photo gallery from Friday.