Big Impact Collaboration
“I just get more excited about what we can do together as a team around the metroplex,” says Texas Instruments CEO Haviv IIan. He began his organization’s volunteer campaign alongside Trusted World and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
Trusted World sponsored the event at Texas Instruments to celebrate TI employees’ victory in the Volunteer Challenge last year. Texas Instruments employees won the corporate challenge by donating the most volunteer hours. Trusted World treated TI employees to a giant pizza party for contributing nearly 600 hours of sorting clothes in 2022. “I want to say to all of you here, thank you for being here, and if you came out and volunteered, thank you twice,” says Michael Garrett, Trusted World’s Founder and CEO.
With volunteers like them, he says it was possible to provide 2.4 Million dollars of resources to its partners last year, helping 28 thousand North Texans.
Here’s how some Ti’ers describe the volunteering at Trusted World, “the experience is really nice. It’s nice to be able to give these people in need not only clothes but clothes of great quality and just showing that the community is there for them,” says Elizabeth Higgins.
The experience resonated with Jesse Baker, “I was a school teacher for four years, and so I’ve definitely seen students in need and families in need, and so to know that Trusted World is behind the scenes providing clothes, shoes, toiletries, food for families that are in need is really cool, and a blessing to be a part of.”
Others, like Baker Herrin, sum it up like this, “I’m really proud to be a part of a company that actually invests in its community and cares and is trying to make a difference.”
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, a Trusted World Network partner, directs TI volunteers to the Trusted World facility in Garland. Michael explains this kind of gathering reflects the power and spirit of the Trusted World Network. “Trusted World provided a platform for TI to help the United Way to meet its 2030 aspire goals. The whole thing that Trusted World thrives on is collaboration. Whether collaborating with our nonprofit partners to help their clients or with the police, we’re collaborating with TI to help us help them. We’re collaborating with TI to help the United Way. It’s constant collaboration all the way around,” says Michael.
IIan says he gets Trusted World’s platform. He says, “Trusted World is actually a logistics organization, and I think Michael takes his know-how from the business world and re-applies it to giving back. You can actually get the size of the clothes you need; you have the type of food you want to have and they tailor that order within 48 hours, which is pretty impressive.”
While celebrating their Trusted World Volunteer Challenge victory, TI employees continued their service by packing 500 personal care packs and filling them with soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and toothbrushes. They also filled out 12 hundred motivational cards that go in every Trusted World order.
“Every time we are packing one of these bags, we are helping someone that needs it. I think we heard it as we packed our products today. How great does that feel.” says IIan.
Many Ways to Make a Difference
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church members in Frisco decided to make a difference. They donated enough items to make one thousand toiletry packs and 500 Women’s Hygiene Kits. Their generosity didn’t stop there; they volunteered to assemble the kits to be immediately placed in orders when needed.
If you’d like to help make a difference, you can go to TrustedWorld.org and click on volunteer experiences and sign up. If you’d like to help make a difference another way, you can go to the same website, and under the ways to give link, you can click on Needs to find food and clothing items the network needs.
For clothing donations, one of our key sponsors, the Credit Union of Texas, has donation dropoff bins in every one of their North Texas branches. Next to the bin is a banner with a QR code if you want to donate money.
You’ll find a complete list of dropoff bin locations on the Trusted World website.
That’s a look at the headlines from around the Trusted World Network, where you can join us in helping people help people.