Pro Bono Analytics at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle
INFORMS Pro Bono Analytics is partnered with Seattle-based nonprofit organization, FareStart, an organization providing people who are struggling with the skills they need to get a job in the field of food services and culinary arts, while also helping to provide necessities like clothing and food, to build hygiene kits and make “no-sew” blankets for homeless students.
Thanks to our generous attendees, we have assembled 200 hygiene kits and made 35 blankets! These donations were picked up by FareStart Tuesday afternoon of the meeting and will be distributed to students in need in Seattle.
Elise Tinseth, Community Engagement Manager with FareStart, shared, “The INFORMS Pro Bono microvolunteer opportunity of creating hygiene kits is impactful to eliminating barriers our students who are experience poverty and homelessness have to getting jobs in the food service industry. Thank you to everyone who stopped by to contribute to our students journey.”
Missed the activity? No problem! Stop by the INFORMS Center to learn more about Pro Bono Analytics and how you can help by either volunteering your services or putting the committee in contact with a local nonprofit organization in your community that can benefit from our help. We will also be accepting donations to support FareStart until the end of the meeting.