Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August 17, 2010- Extreme Makeover: SBP Office Edition

What happens when the SBP staff is asked to do an incredible task: completely renovate the upstairs office so that we can run a more efficient, organized operation? That would be the most epic make over in SBP office history.

One might be surprised to learn that many of the staff in the development and volunteer departments, in their power suits and cushy rolling chairs high in the SBP office tower, once worked on the construction side of things- many as site supervisors, repeat volunteers, or as a part of the rotating AmeriCorps NCCC teams. SBP is proud of our relationship with AmeriCorps and especially grateful to the program for exposing its NCCCs to the work down here, many of whom return to continue doing good with SBP after their service is up. This background came in more than handy as the office and warehouse united to devote nearly three hours to transform a cluttered, inefficiently mapped office into a sleek and spacious base of operations.

Jabs about the office being "high maintenance" and fraternizing with "the help" in the warehouse were put aside for the afternoon to achieve a success on many different levels- each held their own in assembling the carefully constructed desks and shelves provided by the warehouse managers, and it was a prime opportunity to come together and accomplish a task as a staff in its entirety. Check out some of the pictures of the staff working on, and for, the new digs upstairs:

Our very own YouTube sensation, Kevin, and grant-writing phenom, Kate, who both were NCCC site supervisors for SBP, helping mark the spots for the new office desks

Our jack-of-all-trades government liaison, Matt taking care of some desktop sanding.
Case manager extraordinaire Kathleen and marketing coordinating dynamo Drea stain the new worktops.
Development coordinating sensation Catherine taking on the sander
The office staff giving the warehouse a run for its money...?

1 comment:

hoolia said...

umm no. nice try, han, but i'm afraid those 8324 folk can stick to their day jobs and let the warehouse and construction teams continue with the rebuilding :)

looks great, all! keep up the good work! -- julia