Alley has been with Eaton for 14 years and recently moved to Cleveland. Transplanting to Cleveland during COVID was isolating. Volunteerism seemed like a great outlet to get to know more people.

Eaton held a big volunteer day. It was exciting to Alley and she signed up right away with her colleague and friend, Kolleen.

What Alley knew: she was be packing meals for an organization called Rise Against Hunger. She could do the project from her office.

What Alley learned: How much goes into feeding hungry families. How great the need in Northeast Ohio was. That she would reconnect with a colleague that she use to work with when they were both with Eaton in Maryland!

Eaton encourages volunteerism and this day was just one example. She saw the posting through an email from her Human Resources office.

As business leaders, you can make this leadership development, connection-making, community engagement happen at your office. Contact BVU today to get your staff engaged!