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Practice Velocity team members have set two goals for 2018 to benefit the Rockford Rescue Mission: they pledge to raise $7,500 for the non-profit organization and to get at least 60 percent of the company’s 260 team members to volunteer at the organization throughout the year.

“Our team members look forward to choosing a non-profit organization to support every year,” says Dr. Stern, CEO of Practice Velocity. “It’s a really tough decision because there is so much need in the community, but this year Practice Velocity team members decided to give back to the Rockford Rescue Mission. We’re all really looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and helping out our fellow community members.”

Practice Velocity will coordinate company-wide fund-raising and donation drives throughout the year. Meanwhile, each individual team, such as the billing, software development, marketing, sales or support teams, will coordinate team efforts around volunteerism at the organization, such as serving meals at the crisis center, serving coffee at the café or sorting donations.

According to Heather Hanson, volunteer coordinator for the Rockford Rescue Mission, Practice Velocity’s efforts will make a major impact on the organization.

“Very few companies get involved at the level Practice Velocity employees have committed to, so this is above and beyond anything that I have seen here so far,” says Hanson. “We get about 200 people here in a month, so Practice Velocity employees would be covering about 10 percent of our volunteer slots in a year. Having that many volunteers from Practice Velocity come out to the Rockford Rescue Mission would be incredible for us. It’s something that we could never fill ourselves.”

Hanson also says it is because of volunteers like Practice Velocity employees that the Rockford Rescue Mission is able to offer the community additional services, like art classes and Bible studies.

“It’s because of our volunteers that we can do all that we do here. We only have so many staff members, and we can fill the basic needs in the community, but there’s so much more that we would like to offer people,” says Hanson. “We’re able to provide medical services and educational services and good meals and desserts and art classes and Bible studies because we have so many helping hands here, and that’s only possible when we continuously have people like Practice Velocity’s employees coming in here and offering up their time.”

Last year, Practice Velocity team members chose CASA of Winnebago County as its annual non-profit. The company raised $5,113 to help local children who have been abused or neglected get the advocacy they need while they go through the Winnebago County court system. Company team members also volunteered their time to clean up Concordia Lutheran School in Machesney Park by washing and painting walls and playground equipment, mulching the playground, and other small projects as needed.

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