October 5, 2021
By: Anton Timms
United Way Bay Area partnered with Twilio to support the mission of our Emergency Food and Shelter Program. The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was created by Congress in 1983 to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories. Money allocated through this program to Bay Area organizations is distributed through UWBA. Compass Family Services, an EFSP agency, was selected as a beneficiary for Twilio’s Global Impact Day. This day is an event that happens with thousands of Twilio employees all over the world.
On Friday, September 17, 2021, Twilio brought 40+ volunteers to support the assembling of kits and painting canvasses. Volunteers were divided into three volunteer groups that helped with the following projects:
“The Compass Family Resource Center (CFRC) team is really excited about having these colorful murals sprucing up the childcare area! I am looking forward to participating in more events with UWBA and your partners, and in finding other ways to partner with UWBA in supporting our community.” – Karin Lamb, Compass Family Services Volunteer Coordinator.
United Way Bay Area and Compass Family Services are so thankful for the volunteers and the Twilions that coordinated these efforts for individuals and families to be proud of the programs they care about. We look forward to working with Twilio and Compass Family Services again in the future!
A special shoutout goes out to: