Over 1,500 people from Boston’s tech sector took the day off to dedicate their efforts to help various charities around the town. We rolled up our sleeves alongside awesome companies like Rapid7, Acquia, LogMeIn, WeSpire, Carbon Black, VentureApp, and fellow Techstars siblings EverTrue, PillPack, ThreatStack, and Databox.
We believe in inclusive design and accessibility, so when the opportunity popped up to help the Perkins, the alignment was undeniable. We started the day by contributing data to their new mobile app, BlindWays, to help commuters who are blind find bus stops and travel more independently.
For the second half of our day, we volunteered at Haley House in Boston’s South End. “Haley House is dedicated to helping those made vulnerable by the harshest effects of inequality move toward wholeness and economic independence.” Cuseum’s founder was first introduced to Haley House years ago when collaborating with the social entrepreneurs behind Whisk on pop-up fundraiser which merged art, food, and crowd-sourced philanthropy.
Here are 5 reasons why Cuseum loves Tech Gives Back:
- We believe in the power of giving back and having a positive impact on the local community.
- We believe in supporting innovation in all fields; including that of non-profits, community organizations, and charities.
- We believe in solving hard problems.
- We believe in getting out of the office and out of our daily routine to open up, team-build, and get exposed to new ideas.
- We believe that a healthy relationship with your community benefits everyone.
We look forward to making volunteerism a bigger and more frequent part of our company culture. We’re inspired by the work of Boston’s dedicated non-profit community and our peers in tech.