Quadriga Art – Building Bonds Beyond Business
Mark Schulhof and Quadriga Art’s good work continues as employees finish the house in 2012….read the rest of the story here!
New York, NY – Nov 2011 - Quadriga Art strives to build bonds beyond business by giving back to the communities that impact staff and clients. In a recent example of philanthropy, teamwork and determination, staff set aside three days to travel to Mississippi to complete construction projects for needy families in one of the state’s most destitute communities. They continue the good work in 2013, learn more here.
Last October, fourteen Quadriga Art employees jumped at the opportunity to embark on the company-sponsored trip to Mississippi where they would lend a hand in two Volunteer House projects.
The mission of Quadriga Art in Mississippi required skills that fell far outside the realm of normal business. The Quadriga Art team was tasked with replacing a roof and re-siding an entire house at one location. Concurrently at another location, a second team built a new code-compliant accessibility ramp for a handicapped resident –- and, in the familiar style of “extreme” reality TV programs, there was just a single weekend to complete both projects.
Despite cold, rainy weather and a strict time limit, the Quadriga Art team stepped up and collectively worked together with the Volunteer House Staff to restore livability to an otherwise bleak and unsafe living condition.
Staff who participated in the trip unanimously agreed that the whole experience opened eyes and hearts to not only those less fortunate, but to each other as well.
In day-to-day business, Quadriga Art raises funds for organizations to do the work that changes peoples’ lives. The trip to Mississippi affirmed the company’s dedication to charity. It serves as a living reminder to staff that the established models of fundraising — the statistics and measurements that define the day-to-day — are no substitute for raw, laborious, person-to-person impact. Impact is the true measure of effectiveness by which humankind’s collective charitable contributions should be judged.
On an individual level, the trip underscored that at the foundation of Quadriga’s work is a deeply personal drive to give back to organizations and communities in need.