The holiday season is fast upon us, and folks across our US offices are looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving. The President has pardoned a lucky turkey named Popcorn, travel has been arranged (we'll keep our fingers crossed for you!), and there is even a pecan pie in the office fridge with a Post-It note declaring, "Don't eat - it's for Mom!"
While tomorrow is a good day to give thanks, we're proud to say the Marin team makes a habit of giving back all year round. Here are some recent highlights and ways to get involved:
- Donate blood. Several employees from our San Francisco office joined McKesson Corporation to give blood through the Red Cross. As a fun surprise, volunteers were later able to meet Santiago Casilla from the SF Giants!
- Provide disaster relief. When typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, we quickly learned of the massive devastation and loss of life it caused. Marin employee Namrata Ghadi jumped into action, and with some help from HR, bake sale fundraisers were organized at our offices in San Francisco, London, and Singapore. We got a sugar fix, and all proceeds were donated to disaster relief efforts.
- Network for a cause. On December 4, we'll be attending the Donate & Learn Online Marketing Expo in Toronto, Canada. Lots of online marketing experts will be in attendance, and 100% of donations will go to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto. There is still time to register - we'd love to see you there!
- Support the SF Firefighters Toy Program. Every year, we participate in the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program. This special program has been bringing toys and holiday happiness to disadvantaged children in the Bay Area since 1949. We invite you to join us and make a contribution.
- No Shave November. Finally, if you see a couple unruly mustaches around our offices, know that it's all for a good cause. Some of our employees are taking part in No Shave November to raise money for cancer awareness.
Happy Thanksgiving, all! We'll see you when you get back, with updates on holiday seasonal trends and more best practices to keep your programs in tip-top shape.