Wunderkind Gives Back with Company-Wide Volunteer Day

The company will be closed Nov. 14 to volunteer with 5 non-profit organizations.

When we announced our core values back in February of this year, I emphasized to the team that these values weren’t just empty words. I want us to live those values every day—in the business we do, the way we work with one another, and the way we interact with our community.

Nine months in and so far I think we’ve succeeded. We come hungry every single day, we drive undeniable performance for our clients, and we absolutely always bounce back.

Even still, we know there is more for us to do. We’ve carried each other internally. But how can we work to help carry our community, too?

It was from this thought (plus inspiration from our incredible internal charity auction last year where we raised $17,000 in one night) that Volunteer Day was born.

On Thursday, Nov. 14, we’re shutting down our computers, leaving our desks, and fully committing ourselves to living our core values by partnering with five incredible organizations to volunteer as a company.

We’ll be:

We chose these organizations based on feedback from our employee culture survey. Each organization will bring representatives and supplies to our office to help facilitate the volunteer opportunities.

It’s also important to note, I think, that Volunteer Day has taken the place and budget of our (seriously legendary) retreats. And this isn’t because we’re changing as a company; we still absolutely love to have fun. It’s because we’re leaning into who we really are and who we want to be as an organization.

As we continue to build our supportive, open community within Wunderkind, we will continue to do more to support the city and world around us.


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Ryan Urban

Ryan Urban is the Co-Founder and CEO at Wunderkind. Under his leadership, Wunderkind has been ranked number one overall for both employee retention and career development by ComputerWorld, named one of the best places to work in NYC by Crain’s New York, and honored as one of Fortune’s best places to work. A veteran of the ecommerce space, Ryan was formerly Director of Acquisition at Bonobos and prior to that, Head of Ecommerce at Brickhouse Security.

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