Who cares about you?

Home is where the heart is.

Message to the family on the wall of a home being built with Habitat for Humanity in San Diego.

Who cares about me?

We each have asked ourselves that phrase one time or another and sometimes, with no answer. Well, here is one. Camden cares. As a sum of many parts, Camden, as a company, brings together teams from different areas of the region to participate in events that serve the community, but as I have experienced, does plenty to serve employees’ well-being.

It’s true…

Our job can wear on us each day, especially when it comes to the stresses that come along with being in a customer service industry. Sometimes that pat on the back just isn’t enough motivation. You know what works better? Altruism. It is defined as the selfless concern for the well-being of others. The psychological reward you reap after helping others can enhance your emotional well-being, bring you peace of mind, and add to your personal growth.

How do Camden Cares events benefit you?

  • It shows that Camden cares about you. They understand that in order to be in the “Top 100 Companies to Work For,” you have to invest in your people. This is rare.
  • It is a chance to connect with other Camdenites in a more casual environment. Whether it is walking for Susan G. Komen or putting together a roof with Habitat for Humanity, we get to know people we hardly see but once or twice a year.
  • It is an opportunity to refresh yourself and your mind. Sometimes we get stuck in a routine and our vision narrows. We need to keep our minds open to continue to excel at what we do.
  • It feels good to help someone in need. Each time I drive by that house in Imperial Beach, I will think, “That’s the roof that Camden built.”
Camden Cares San Diego

Collage of Camdenites from San Diego working together to build a roof.

The secret advantage to being #CamdenHappy

If you click on the hashtag, it’ll take you to photo after photo of fellow Camdenites participating in Camden Cares events. Do you see them smiling? They are smiling because they have discovered the advantage to being happy. After the most recent San Diego Camden Cares event, I have seen my productivity increase (I’m back on the Sales Dashboard!), ideas flow naturally (Goodbye writer’s block), and honestly, I smile more often. This altruistic high I am experiencing is still with me two weeks later! Can you believe it? With the holidays coming up and the added stress that brings, I can see why Camden Cares happens in the month of November.

Wouldn’t you like to be better prepared to take on what’s next? I am. Bring it on!

With Camden Cares events winding down, I encourage you to discover opportunities in your community. I double, no triple dare you to take on a new volunteer opportunity, donate to a toy or food drive, or sign up for a beach cleanup. Maybe donating time at your local library interests you? Choose something and stick to it.

So I’d like to know…

Do you agree? Do you feel the same way after helping someone in need? 

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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