Thursday, April 27, 2017 is “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day”, and many children around the United States will be joining their parents or guardians to learn about the workplace and to see what those adults do everyday. Facilities management company C&W Services took a creative approach — an art contest — for the children of their employees who want to take their children to work, but can’t due to the environment being unsafe or unsuitable for children.
The “Someone I Love Works at C&W Services” Art Contest invited children of the company to draw what they thought their parents did for a living. The grand prize winner is 8 year old Emma Martini of Danbury, CT. She created a drawing of her father, Daryl, an account manager for C&W Services who helps run the facilities for the global pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. Emma’s drawing depicted her father helping to deliver medicine to people around the world.
For her vision, Emma won a $100 Amazon gift card, a trophy, art supply backpack, and a $1,000 donation in funding to her elementary school, Mill Ridge Primary School in Danbury.
Below is a short video of the Martinis talking about the contest, the father and daughter presenting a check to the school, and the school principal discussing her appreciation and admiration for what Emma has accomplished.
If you take your daughter or son to work this week, assuming the conditions are safe and suitable, please feel free to share a photo with us in the Comments section of this post! Check out ideas from the Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Foundation.