'Tis the Season: Metro Holiday Moments

It's that time of year again! Although it's a busy season for everyone, we made sure to carve out enough time to give back to our community, spend time with coworkers, and get in the holiday spirit with a friendly office competition. Here's what we've been up to this month:

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We continued our tradition of adopting a family through Henrico Christmas Mother, a nonprofit that provides assistance to qualifying families during the holiday season. We collected food, clothing, books, and toys for a family with three girls ages 8, 5, and 3. Fingers crossed they're impressed with what "Santa" brought them! A huge thanks goes out to everyone who contributed.

Holiday Party

Metro and our sister companies, m2 and Government Services, celebrated the season with a night out at the Historic Post Office in Hampton on December 9th. 

It was exciting to see the recently renovated Post Office, which will be used as a wedding and event venue, due to officially open later in December. 

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office decorating contest

We channeled our inner Martha Stewarts for Metro's first-ever office decorating contest. Participants added holiday flair to their workspace to vie for a chance to win prizes and Buddy-the-Elf bragging rights. The competition was fierce!

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Happy holidays, everyone! 

Habitat for Humanity 2016

As part of our community outreach efforts, Metro works with a variety of non-profit organizations, either volunteering in person or using our creative talents to provide video services. It is an exciting occasion when we get to do both! We recently produced a 30th anniversary film showcasing Richmond Habitat for Humanity's accomplishments over the last three decades, AND we were able to get our hands dirty by volunteering at a Habitat building site in Church Hill several weeks ago.

Don't worry, we won't quit our day jobs. We're much better at video production than home improvement, but we had a blast channeling our inner Tim Allen. Over the course of our day, we painted the inside of a home, cut wood for fencing, removed a stump from the front yard, and scraped paint off window frames. See pictures from our adventure below!

  Tricia, our production coordinator, put us all to shame with her hard work and dedication, even while                                                                7 months pregnant. Working it!

  Tricia, our production coordinator, put us all to shame with her hard work and dedication, even while                                                                7 months pregnant. Working it!

Habitat for Humanity revitalizes neighborhoods and permanently brings families out of poverty by building or rehabbing homes. As a result of the dedication of Habitat employees, donors, and volunteers, more than 331 families in the Greater Richmond area have been given the gifts of empowerment and hope by becoming homeowners. We are proud to share their triumphant stories in the following video.

Thanks to Habitat for allowing us to volunteer, and thanks to all employees who lent a helping hand.