On today’s blog we are featuring Kristi Krayneski of TS Prosperity Group and her personal testimony. Here, she highlights how having an attitude of gratitude can make a big impact.
As an employee of TS Banking Group, I am humbled by the opportunities that my annual 50 hours of Volunteer Time Off (VTO) has given me during my 12 years with the company. When I was first hired, my children were small, so activities like school parties and helping with school events were important to me. Over the years, I was able to be a part of planning holiday parties, reading to students, helping the teacher make copies and countless other activities. My young children had the opportunity to see me as an active, involved parent even during work hours. I know a lot of other parents who were not as lucky and if they could attend, it took vacation time to be involved with those day-time activities.
As my children grew and their activities changed, so did how I used my VTO hours. At that point in life, I was able to assist with the Treynor Little League program and help the 250 participating kids in playing baseball and softball at every level. The company’s commitment of those 50 hours allowed me to spend time organizing teams, ordering uniforms, cataloging equipment bags and representing Treynor in leagues throughout the area for our communities’ youth. Those activities do not always occur during the evening and with two busy kids sometimes those hours were not available. I am thankful for the time TS Banking Group gave me to give back to the projects and things that were and are still important to me and my family.
Now, my children have started to move into adulthood and once again, my volunteer service is changing. I currently have the opportunity to work with some great local nonprofits through board service, as an educator on financial topics along with public speaking on important community initiatives and projects.
TS Banking Group has made a commitment for its employees to be engaged and active in our communities. That commitment is real and supported. I have always felt that if a cause speaks to me, I have flexibility needed to be an impactful community member and participate.
As #GivingTuesday712 approaches on Tuesday, December 3 2019, I encourage everyone to find a way to get involved in our community. A small amount of time makes a big impact.
About #GivingTuesday712: Giving Tuesday is a national event that will take place on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. It's a do good takeover encouraging people to shovel a neighbor’s driveway, give an hour of time to volunteer at church or positively influence our community in a variety of other ways. Whether it is raising funds, organizing a food drive or volunteering your time, it's a great day to support the causes that you love. Giving Tuesday is all about supporting our local community in doing good.