Volunteer Kamila Sobczyk moved to take action
Special thanks to ATR International for allowing us to repost this story from their blog.
By all accounts, Julianne Moore delivers an impactful performance in the movie Still Alice. So impactful in fact, that ATR employee Kamila Sobczyk was moved to action and spent her VTO helping the Alzheimer’s Association.
Still Alice tells the tragic story of Alice Howland, renowned scholar of linguistics teaching at Columbia University, and her mental decline due to the irreversible effects of early-onset Alzheimer’s. “This movie has a powerful story that is moving and heartbreaking in every way,” said Kamila. “I gained a deep understanding of this debilitating disease and how it affects entire families. I remain moved and inspired to this day.”
Kamila helped out at a recent event in San Jose, CA by preparing marketing materials, doing table set-up, and helping with guest registration. The event, “Reason to Hope”, was a fundraising luncheon aimed at supporting families affected by Alzheimer’s. Guests heard compelling first-hand accounts from newly diagnosed individuals who described the positive impact the Alzheimer’s Association has on families and the overall community.
“This is a perfect example of why we offer a VTO Program here at ATR,” said President & CEO Jerry Brenholz. “We want our employees to be able to find causes they are passionate about and use their expertise to help.”
ATR International, Inc. has been serving clients for more than twenty-five years. They offer a wide variety of staffing services with core competencies in providing IT consultants to technology-based organizations. More information about ATR and their services can be found at www.atrinternational.com ATR’s VTO, or Voluntary Time Off, Program gives each internal ATR employee 5 paid days per year that they can use to work at a charitable organization(s) of their choosing.