ITA Group, Inc. attended United Way’s LIVE UNITED Awards to accept the Hand-Raiser Award in honor of our commitment to rolling up our sleeves, raising our hands and volunteering to support community nonprofits.
The annual LIVE UNITED Awards recognize individuals and organizations in central Iowa who are making a huge impact, improving lives through their exceptional efforts of giving, advocating and volunteering for those in our community who need help.
The Hand-Raiser Awards recognize those who answer the call of duty, and are ready to pitch in wherever they’re needed. A Hand-Raiser organization creates a culture of excellence committed to their giveback efforts, with a vision of a better tomorrow.
In the span of three months, ITA Group team members logged nearly 2,400 hours of volunteer time and were able to create impact in all of United Way’s 5 Elements of a Thriving Community, including economic opportunity, education success, early childhood success, essential needs, and health and well-being.
Sean Vicente, United Way of Central Iowa board chair, said celebrating everyone who contributes to making Des Moines a thriving community is a “great experience.”
“Being together with the companies and organizations that bring this work to life is such an honor," he said. “It’s no secret we’ve experienced some tough times, but I know that with this community behind us, United Way is going to make great strides to improve Central Iowa.”