GDG in the Community

At Good Done Great, we not only talk the talk about the value of volunteerism, we also walk the walk. Over the course of our five-year history, we have participated in gaming marathons and environmental clean-ups throughout the surrounding Charleston area.

For our first clean-up with Keep Charleston Beautiful, a team of GDGers headed out to the area surrounding the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge which connects Charleston to Mount Pleasant. Much of the debris was wind-blown from surrounding schools and businesses. At the end of our afternoon-long clean-up, we collected over 620 pounds of litter, 25 bags of trash, and 5 tires from the marsh.

KellyJennifer Scales, Programs Manager of Keep Charleston Beautiful, reported that our volunteer hours saved the city $240 that would have contributed to hiring someone to perform the clean-up. After the success of our first clean-up, the GDG team was eager to perform a second clean sweep of the park surrounding our new location on Marina Drive.

In addition to our passion in keeping the Charleston area clean and green, our team of software implementers share a passion for gaming. This passion translated into the perfect volunteer opportunity with Extra Life, a non-profit organization which benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Our implementation team transformed our Marina Drive office into a gaming haven where they played video games non-stop for 24 hours, raising money for MUSC Children’s Hospital. The initiative was spearheaded by Nic Patterson, a member of the product development team at GDG.

Our support prompted a tour of the hospital in which we spoke with doctors and hospital administrators who shared stories and information surrounding the impact of our donations including funding towards the expansion of the new hospital.

GDG is proud to support local nonprofits in the Charleston area and beyond! We are working to expand our CSR program to include a core non-profit partnership. Stay tuned!

PS Check out our Facebook page for pictures of our Keep Charleston Beautiful clean sweep!