Qualtrax and our Community: Volunteering for the Make A Mark Event
By Sarah Obenauer on April 17, 2015
Last month, Qualtrax sponsored and participated in a 12-hour design marathon benefiting 12 local non-profits.
Make a Mark Roanoke – Blacksburg was a project 7 months in the making. As I started by journey with Qualtrax, I was leaving a non-profit organization and wanted to make sure that I didn’t forget my roots. Everyone at Qualtrax was overwhelmingly supportive of this project.
Not only was Qualtrax a sponsor, but actively assisted every step of the way from promoting the event internally and externally to volunteering their skills at the designathon.
Amy, Juliann and Deanna arrived bright and early on a Saturday morning to help us set up and lead registration. 5 of our developers – Brandon, Kevin, Jordan, Karl and Keith worked hard for 12 hours creating websites for various non-profits in the area.
Jordan and Keith worked with a web designer to develop a new website for the Roanoke Area Brain Injury Connection, an organization that works to provide support and socialization for those with brain trauma and their families.
Brandon and Kevin served with a graphic designer to develop a landing page for Micah’s Caring Initiative. Micah’s is an umbrella organization for 5 projects that feed and clothe those in our county.
Karl worked with a team of designers to develop a website for Southern West Virginia Animal League, an organization located in West Virginia that serves as a foster network for animals ranging from dogs to horses.
Many of these projects moved the non-profits to tears and showed them truly how much their community cares for them and appreciates their dedication.
At Qualtrax, we care about people, and working with the Make A Mark event is an awesome way we can help others in our local community.