CSR Spotlight: Autism Speaks Long Beach Walk
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.