September 7, 2011

Websense Supports Rady’s Children Hospital School Supply Drive

Susan Brown
Websense Rady Children tour

The Websense atrium was abuzz last Friday with the culmination of a Websense-sponsored school supply drive for the Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego.

In a sea of matching blue “We Get Involved” shirts, Websense volunteers dedicated their morning to packing and sorting colorful binders, folders, markers, crayons, pens, pencils and notebooks into brand new children’s backpacks. All of these items were generously donated by Websense employees over the course of a month-long drive. Websense exceeded its goal of 40 full backpacks – we ended up filling more than 50 with even more supplies to spare!

Rady Children’s Hospital has been recognized by US News and World Report as a top 10 hospital in 10 children’s care specialties. Many of the kids who are treated at Rady are not able to attend school and must continue their studies at the hospital.  Each year, Rady gives these children a backpack full of school supplies so that their parents have one less worry.

A big thank you is due to Websense Human Resources for organizing the event, and for everyone who donated and participated in the drive. Websense is very committed to positively contributing to the San Diego community through numerous service projects and corporate initiatives. The company encourages employees to volunteer and participate in company-sponsored activities supporting various non-profit agencies.

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