In October, Lex Machina wrapped up its annual two-day company retreat. As a running tradition, Owen Byrd, Chief Evangelist & General Counsel, challenged the company with a community kindness outreach project, to make a difference with $100.
The members of the Lex Machina team were divided into groups of four with a mission to spend $100 and to contribute 4 hours of time delivering random acts of kindness in our local community. Some of the projects included donating to the Menlo Park Public Library to buy more books for the community, spending time and donating to the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, bring high protein foods to Second Harvest in Redwood City such as canned tuna, canned stew, and peanut butter, donating to Project WeHOPE, delivering cupcakes and coffee to the Menlo Park Senior Citizens Center with the remaining cash being donated for home cooked meals at the center, and donating to the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County.
We truly appreciated the open arms of the staff at all of the organizations we visited. Their passion and excitement about the programs they are running will resonate with our team as we continue to be involved with our community.