While we are big supporters of an automated process that involves robots and other machinery to advance parts through your system both swiftly and efficiently, there are those rare occasions where an assembly line requires a more “personal touch”.
On Sunday I had the pleasure of volunteering with one of my PrimeTest® co-workers at the Broward County Annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. Along with over 900 other volunteers we became a giant human assembly line walking with tote bags through each station as youth volunteers from many different organizations dropped cans and boxes of different Thanksgiving foods in each bag. When we were finished, we went to the back of the line and did it again until all the bags were filled – over 1,200 in total!
This was my first time doing this and the sheer number of people who show up year after year to help other members of their community is truly heartwarming. It can be easy this time of year to get consumed by the seemingly unlimited end of year tasks. In addition to trying to squeeze in all the end of year business close out work, there is often much cooking, shopping and countless holiday events that keep us all busy beyond the New Year. However, events like the Basket Brigade is a great reminder of what this season is all about…feeling blessed for what we have and sharing that bounty with others.