Consulting work tends to come in ebbs and flows. There are times when we have our noses buried in project work, and other times when we find ourselves with space in our workday. While a lull in work may cause some consultants to panic, we see this time as a great opportunity. In between big projects, we ask the question:
What good can we do right now?
Sometimes this means spending time on the phone with a fledgling fintech company.
Or making a donation to a charity.
But this past Friday, it meant spending the morning assisting at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in NYC. Along with a team of thirty other volunteers, we helped the church and kitchen staff feed nearly 1000 individuals. Over the course of 4 hours, we played our small roles in a truly significant accomplishment.
As consultants, we couldn’t help our minds from wandering to our typical strategy analysis, but rest assured, the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is a beautifully run organization. Through rushes and lulls, the kitchen never falters for one second, and even allows volunteers a few brief seconds here and there to step back and observe the immediate impact of this important work.
Want to get involved?
Every weekday, an average of 1,000 hungry and homeless New Yorkers receive a freshly cooked meal at Holy Apostles—and they make it easy to organize your group volunteering efforts. You’ll simply need to be available from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
We highly recommend this organization for any group who wants to give back and have an enriching team experience. The MHA team looks forward to returning soon!