When the sun rose over The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford on November 8, 2016, it was greeted by ten special new friends courtesy of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and their “Orange Day” of service. Orange Day is an major annual initiative of GSK, allowing their employees a paid day of work all in the name of charity and on behalf of GSK and its employees. With members from the Audit and Independent Monitoring Departments of GSK, Orange Day Coordinators Ella McGaughey and Scott Levy welcomed the team, introducing them to the staff of the Home they were working with on this day.
With a library to be moved, a gym to be painted, and craft cards for acknowledgement to be assembled, it was a full schedule. As the team gathered on campus they shared not only their charitable work and time, but an interest in learning more about MHCO.
With trips to the museum, time with our staff, and the biggest activity of the day, activities and NC State Ice Cream with the kids, there were opportunities for fellowship, fun, and a chance to demonstrate just how much of an impact this Orange Day had at MHCO. Not only on this day, but for days to come.
With each trip to the gym, to the education department, or with the mailing of a thank you, we will remember Mrs. McGaughey and her team and their Orange Day at our Home. We extend a special thanks to those who made the trip to our Home that are listed below and especially to Mrs. McGaughey (known as Mrs. Ella by some of our Eller girls) for taking this day, this opportunity, and this chance to give and sharing it with MHCO and our children. The following pictures from the day capture only a brief moment of what was a tremendous amount of charity and care shared with the kids of MHCO! Thanks GSK team members from Audit and Independent Monitoring Departments for a charitable, kind, and memorable first event!
Ella McGaughey, Scott Levy, Teri Petree, Blaine Fritz, Chuck White, Julie Blackwell, Katie Schottmiller, Ryan Lenz, Kristy Roberts-Ponce and Rick Conway