Our 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off went well and relatively injury free! Why have a chili cook off? We did it to raise money as well as collect canned goods for the East Texas Food Bank.
To date, there are over 456,000 East Texans who are at risk of hunger — many of whom are children and the elderly. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 20,200,000 meals to people right in our own backyard.
It was a fun-filled time at the East Texas Food Bank this weekend, lending our support to a great cause. To date, there are over 456,000 East Texans who are at risk of hunger — many of whom are children and the elderly. In 2014, the Food Bank provided 20,200,000 meals to people right in our own backyard.
One of our GenLabs Quality Assurance Technicians, Aaron Bunch — along with his entire family — is currently on a mission trip in Africa. A few months ago, Aaron and his wife Sarah felt called by God to help their friends, the Clarks, who are currently serving as full-time missionaries in Uganda. Through diligent hard work, driven by their love for the people of Uganda, they raised the funds to see their vision come to life.
Team Genesis found yet another good reason to go take a hike. This time, we turned out for the Komen Race for the Cure, Saturday in Downtown Tyler. Some ran, some walked…all crossed the Finish line!
The annual Komen Race for the Cure raises significant funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivorship and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease.
What started as a Summer trial run with Meals on Wheels last year has turned into an ongoing weekly institution at Genesis. Meals on Wheels ensures that seniors have access to adequate nutrition even when family support, mobility and resources are lacking. It gives us another opportunity to give back to our community, and we enjoy the friendly visits every week.
PATH’s mission is to help the people of our community with emergency relief and empowerment programs through a small, diverse staff and an army of around 400 well-equipped volunteers.
To find out more about PATH and how you can help, visit their website.
As part of our annual tradition, Genesis partnered with PATH (People Attempting to Help) by way of giving a share of our blessings to a few families in hopes of making their Christmas holidays a little better.
The mission of PATH is to serve economically disadvantaged people in Smith County through a committed, dedicated staff and well-equipped volunteers. Specifically, PATH assists with or provides affordable housing, family counseling, financial aid, a food pantry, free dental care, as well as housing and utility bill assistance.
Genesis had a strong turnout to stuff backpacks at the East Texas Food Bank. This was an extended Genesis family event, with spouses and kids participating. In true Genesis software development fashion, we applied our efficiency process methods to the backpack assembly process and blew the previous record of 2,600 out of the water. We assembled 3,380 prepared meals to slip into low income students’ backpacks. In total, 13,000 meals were made for people in need in the East Texas area.
Swingin’ in the rain…just swingin’ in the rain. And what a glorious feeling to be part of the Great Texas Shootout with the Tyler Tigers this weekend! A little precipitation didn’t stop six Beep Baseball teams from around the Lone Star State from slugging it out for the 6th annual Breast Cancer and Blind Awareness event. A big thanks to all of the participating teams as well as fans and supporters!