In South Jersey a slew of Holman employees have lent a hand at Camden’s Urban Promise through the years, and this morning we got two emails praising some more of our people in this litany of community care: Steve Watson — one of the profusion of IT folks at ARI’s T.I.C. — and his son Ryan. The younger Watson developed an Eagle Scout project with Urban Promise to build mobile bookcases for its children. According to Pamela Foxx, Chief People Officer at UP, the bookcases allowed students access to quality age-appropriate books, expand their vocabulary, and improve their love for reading, and helped facilitate reaching over 300 Camden students in UP’s after-school programs.
Fueled by a Holman Community Sponsorship that paid for building materials, Ryan and Eagle Scout Troop 70 of Cherry Hill — along with father Steve and uncle Rowan Watson of Holman Parts Distribution — assembled and painted five bookcases. Not content to deliver empty furniture, the troop also collected 2200 books to help stock the shelves.
Go Team Watson! Here’s a pictorial record of their efforts.