The holiday season is a time of giving thanks for all the good things we have in our lives. As I reflect on all that I’m thankful for, I think of each of you—especially our teams and your families, our valued customers and our vendors—that make up our extended Ruppert family. We couldn’t have made this year a successful one without each of you.
It’s also a season of giving, and I am reminded that it’s thanks to your hard work and dedication that we are able to be profitable and give a portion of that profit back to those in need. This year, we’ve invested over 3,600 volunteer hours and donated to nearly 300 charitable organizations benefitting a multitude of worthy causes, including: programs for children with developmental disabilities; healing and empowering wounded veterans; the research and treatment of life-threatening illnesses; building homes for underprivileged families; funding after-school and community development programs; and much more. I hope that each of you share in the feeling of pride and satisfaction in knowing that what you do every day makes a difference to so many.
Pictured above: In early October, our D.C. maintenance team participated in the SEEC’s Big Pitch charity baseball game benefitting those with developmental disabilities.
So as we head into the holiday season, I encourage you to take time to relax, reflect and reminisce about our blessings and the many good things we have going for us. I hope that you and your family enjoy the holidays and have a happy, healthy new year.