Toy Drive – 2013 – HUGE SUCCESS!

December 31, 2013


The Salvation Army Forgotten Angel Toy Drive concluded last week and I am happy to announce we beat our toy count from last year by…

106%!!!

In 2012 we donated 96 toys, and this year we were able to contribute 198 toys!! That is simply fantastic.

Keshmi, Matt, Courtney and I all took a trip to Wal-Mart to shop for the toys with over $1500 worth of contributions. We coursed our way through the toy isles while Courtney kept track of the count and the budget. It took us 4 full shopping carts and a bunch of reorganizing in our cars, but we got it done in just under 3 hours! This was a great team bonding and volunteering experience. Thank you again to Keshmi, Matt and Courtney for joining on the toy shopping spree experience!

Keshmi and I brought the toys back to the office for our “photo op” before loading them all back up to drop off at Distribution Center in Concord, where the volunteer Toy & Joy event was going to take place. The warehouse was full of toys and we were looking forward to coming back to volunteer. The main distribution day was Wednesday the 18th (during our holiday lunch, tacky sweater contest and white elephant gift exchange), but the Salvation Army informed they were still in need of additional hands on the 19th for any overflow families. Unfortunately our volunteer day fell short as the majority of families picked up their toys the day before. I would still like to thank Keshmi, Jonathan, Matt, Teri, Ivy and Isabel who signed up to volunteer.

A big THANK YOU to all who donated toys and contributed virtually and for vCom who matched our contributions. So many children benefited from our efforts. Way to go Team vCom!

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Meet our management team

Audrey Bio image

Prior to joining vCom, Audrey was the Chief Marketing Officer of Energy Recovery Inc (NASDAQ: ERII) from 2012-2015 and its VP of Marketing, joining the company as a small start-up organization in 2005. During her tenure, she led the global marketing strategies, built a disruptive global brand by growing revenue 5-fold from $10M to $50M, increased market share from 20% to 90% and completed an IPO. Audrey positioned the company for further growth by uncovering new applications – taking the company from $50M to $5B worth of addressable markets. She has championed product development in cross-functional teams with R&D, engineering and production to successfully launch new products globally.

As a result of building a strong brand, communications and culture, her work received 4 global industry awards in single year by Institute of Engineering and Innovation (IET). She was also recognized as an Innovation Finalist of the Year. Audrey served as a Board member of a non-profit, developed and promoted STEM programs and led philanthropic efforts for low-income families. She holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Michigan State University.

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