Riverside’s young professionals gathered in a fun and fast paced evening to meet their match, their volunteer match that is, at the 4th Annual Pick & Pledge, Wednesday, January 25.
The Pick Group, Young Professionals of Riverside, hosted their biggest event of the year, Pick & Pledge, at the Riverside Downtown Marriott (3400 Market Street). Pick & Pledge gives Young Professionals the chance to meet and mingle with local volunteer organizations, allowing them to PICK which organization they want to help, and then PLEDGE volunteer time and resources.
Pick & Pledge is similar to speed dating; however participants are meeting organizations. Coordinated by the Pick Group’s Civic Involvement Committees, the event provides a great space to engage in the city and learn of opportunities available to connect passion and talent with real action. The Pick Group hosts this event with the overall goal of encouraging young professionals to make new connections with members of their community.
Organizations who participated in the event include:
- United Way of the Inland Valleys
- The Unforgettable Foundation
- Habitat for Humanity – Riverside
- Community Settlement Association
- Carolyn E. Wiley Center
- Operation Safe house
- YMCA – Riverside
- Catholic Charities
- Riverside Optimist
- Pink Ribbon Place
- Casa Blanca Home of Neighborly Service
Through events such as this, the Pick Group provides young professionals with the opportunity to connect socially, develop professionally, and engage civically for the betterment of Riverside.