6sense’s drive to be a force for good goes far beyond impacting B2B revenue teams. 6sense pledges 1% of our equity, time, and profit to improve our communities. Every Friday, we make a contribution to causes such as breast cancer research, the Trevor Project, Lahui Foundation, and more.
We also empower 6sensors to contribute to their local communities with Volunteer Time Off, which gives employees three days a year that they can spend helping their favorite causes.
To make it even easier for 6sensors to volunteer their time, we launched a new initiative: 6sense Gives Back. This program held its first Month of Service in September, which brought employees together at hubs all over the globe to give their time to various local causes.
Take a peek at some of the activities our hubs participated in for 6sense’s annual Month of Service:
Austin, Texas, USA
Austin 6sensors volunteered their time at the Austin Animal Center. Participants walked dogs, socialized with cats, and donated supplies from the shelter’s wishlist.
The Austin team picked this animal shelter for a touching personal reason: “I started volunteering at Austin Animal Center in March after I lost my senior dog,” said the hub’s volunteer captain, Laurel Slutsky. Other motivating factors included a passion for helping animals get fed, keeping them safe and healthy, and helping them find their forever homes.
Austin-based 6sensors also came together to help with various beautification projects at Community First Village, a planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing, and a supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness.
Said an Austin team member, “This is the second year in a row that we’ve chosen this very special place to spend our morning together as a team, making a tremendous impact.”
6sensors in London dedicated their volunteer day to helping out with a gardening project close to the 6sense London office. Asked why they chose that cause, the hub volunteer captain Stefano Iacono replied, “It directly impacts our local community, and the charity is passionate about sustainability and community well-being. It felt like the perfect fit.”
6sensors bonded over cleaning up the garden, clearing debris, and pulling weeds. Tired but still energized after all of their effort, they had a picnic afterwards to admire the space they helped transform.
Hubs across India gave back to their local communities by helping children with limited access to food and education. Their impact was widespread, with activities happening in Pune, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. 6sensors volunteered their time distributing food and school supplies to children in need.
“Seeing the smiles on the childrens’ faces and knowing that we made a positive impact was incredibly rewarding,” said 6sensor Mansi Badheka.
Other participants’ reflections on the event included gratitude for the opportunity to give back, feeling a sense of camaraderie coming together with other 6sensors, being reminded of the power of education, and the reminder of how important it is to create change.
It wasn’t all easy, however. Coordinating logistics across six cities presented some challenges, the volunteer captain reported. There were some emotional challenges as well: “Balancing the desire to help with the realization of the ongoing difficulties the children face requires emotional resilience.” But after volunteering their time, participants renewed their commitment to helping their local communities and creating a brighter future for those in need.
6sensors from South Bay to San Francisco came together at Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, a food bank dedicated to ending hunger in the community. Together, the 6sense team sorted over 9,000 lbs. of food that will feed hundreds of families across Silicon Valley.
The team selected Second Harvest because of previous experience volunteering with the organization, familiarity with their impact on the community, and a shared passion for helping families in need.
It was a rewarding experience and a huge accomplishment. It was also a testament to the power of teamwork, sorting over four tons of food in a couple of hours. “One challenge we had was timing,” said hub captain Tiffany Chu, who had to coordinate around the participants’ schedules and deadlines. But when everyone came together, it didn’t take a lot of time to make a meaningful impact.
Month of Service by the Numbers
September’s Month of Service added up to:
- 14 events, with seven more planned through October and November
- 84 volunteers
- 264 hours dedicated to serving local communities
As 6sense’s team continues to grow, we look forward to expanding our impact!