Sharing Our Best: Celebrating a Year of Giving at Best Version Media
Best Version Media partners with incredible organizations every year to strengthen our local communities. Each philanthropic event and partnership shows our employees’ personal commitment to leaving the world a little brighter than they found it. We witnessed the remarkable dedication of our employees who volunteered their time, raised funds, and worked with amazing organizations to uplift our local areas. Here are just a few highlights of our collective impact in 2023:
Habitat for Humanity
We rolled up our sleeves and joined forces with Habitat for Humanity this year! Similar to BVM, Habitat for Humanity focuses on bringing people together in local communities. We had over 40 employees participate in various Habitat projects this year, including volunteering at their local Habitat ReStore and working directly on build sites for future Habitat homes.
“I’ve been wanting to volunteer with Habitat for literally decades,” said one employee. “I was so happy when I heard we were going to have the opportunity to do this. It’s been years in the making for me.” Another employee shared, “I had no idea I’d get to use real power tools, but I was using an electric saw and doing it all! I’m so glad I got to be a part of it.”
In March, BVM employees sorted food and packaged meals through Feeding America. With several shifts in two locations, our employees packed over 14,891 pounds of food, totaling over 15,000 meals for the organization to distribute. Today, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is the leading local hunger-relief organization in the state.
Summit Educational Association
Over 50 students from Summit Educational Association came to visit BVM’s Home Office over the summer! They had speakers, including CEO Kevin O’Brien, an office tour, lunch, and a Q&A panel with BVM Directors. Summit is a non-profit serving economically disadvantaged Milwaukee students to support academic excellence and character development.
Hunger Task Force
Over the holiday season, our Home Office turned into a hub of generosity, collecting food for the Hunger Task Force and raising over $1,600 for our annual food drive! The generosity of our staff provided valuable food assistance to the local Milwaukee area.
These are just a glimpse of the countless ways our amazing team members gave back in 2023. Their unwavering dedication to making a difference is what truly defines our culture. We’re excited to continue our commitment to giving back in 2024, with even more exciting initiatives and partnerships in the pipeline. Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming volunteer opportunities and fundraising events, and thank you to all of our employees who embraced the spirit of giving in 2023!