For one week near the beginning of fall, our Long Beach, California office took part in Autism Speaks’ 2020 Walk Your Way event. Autism Speaks is a non-profit organization that provides educational support, job skills training, and social/networking events to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their largest fundraiser is a 1.54 mile walk in April, meant to symbolize the 1 in 54 US children on the autistic spectrum, and this virtual event was created in its place due to COVID-19.
Seventeen members of our Long Beach office were able to walk on their own time, snap a photo to encourage their fellow walkers in an email thread, and a donation was made by Roux per each photo taken. It was a great way to stay socially distanced, get some exercise, and support a great cause all at once! Thanks to everyone who participated, whose goal was to dedicate their time to a cause prioritizing mental health, we were able to raise $1,000 for Autism Speaks.