With corporate life expanding into an increasingly global market, it’s always rewarding to help those close to home. At ALULA, we hope to not only make a positive impact on the cultures of our clients, but on our communities as well. For example, our benefits program offers time available specifically for volunteering, and ALULA employees enjoy utilizing this time to give back.
One ALULA employee taking full advantage of this altruistic benefit is Kelly McLean. Kelly recently used some of her volunteer time at Lexington Club of Vero Beach, home to a senior living community of nearly 60 people. The citizens of Lexington Club live comfortably, often on tight budgets.
Working with Lexington Club’s own Volunteer Activities Coordinator, Kelly volunteered her time and experience as a photographer. During their Valentine’s Day Luncheon, Kelly assembled her own photography equipment and props to take portrait photos of any interested Lexington Club residents. In most cases, these Lexingtonians live miles away from their families, and the prospect of sending those families a high-quality photograph was more than enough to brighten their day! At a time in life when the hectic schedules of working and raising children give way to a quieter and slower pace and what was once a full calendar of social events may not be as full anymore, Kelly gave these fine folks a fun reason to get dressed up and attend the luncheon. Her caring attention, positive energy, and kindness were welcomed by all she interacted with.
Since the luncheon, Kelly has been back to Lexington Club to assist the staff in pet nail trims, among other things.
From taking snapshots, to herding cats, Kelly has demonstrated precisely why ALULA’s employees are so great. In giving back to her community, she has demonstrated that, even though we may think and operate on a global scale, it’s the little moments, the ones closest to home, that bring out the best in us.