An Agency of Change Agents

Learn more about Slide Nine’s commitment to philanthropy and community service through two recent visits to Central Ohio nonprofits.

By: Julia Knaggs

As an agency, we prioritize philanthropy and community service. In fact, Slide Nine employees are provided with five paid volunteer days annually, and employee donations to philanthropic organizations receive a match of up to $1,000 per team member. This spring, we have also made two visits to Central Ohio nonprofits as a team—and found a way to include our remote team members across the country.

In March, several of our Columbus team members visited the Mid-Ohio Foodbank in Grove City, Ohio. There, they packed boxes of nonperishable food items for people in need in the Central Ohio area and learned about the organization’s mission firsthand.

Jordan Banks, Derek Davis, Sarah Fogel and Valerie Wunder visit the Mid-Ohio Food Collective.
Valerie Wunder packs canned corn in donation boxes.

In May, the agency also participated in the Team Cuisine program at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, where we provided funds for ingredients as well as prepared and served lunch to the family members staying at the house. Additionally, our team members outside of Columbus pitched in by creating welcome blankets that will be delivered to new families at the beginning of their stay.

Slide Nine team members visit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio.
Alex Malone, Kat Ricketts, Erica Newell and Kassidy Stricklett make hummus to accompany lunch.
Jenn Garner shows off her welcome blanket.
Cris Valle poses with his welcome blanket.

We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve these two organizations, and we look forward to further opportunities to make meaningful change in our communities. If you’d like to join us in our mission, consider donating time or resources to our team’s favorite charity partners in the list below: