I started working at Kids Wish Network over 3 ½ years ago and I always enjoy coming to work. I can’t say that for every job I’ve ever had however!
As the Office and Personnel Administrator in the Human Resource Department I get to work directly with all of our great KWN associates and Managers taking care of new hires, training, benefits, payroll, volunteers and many other tasks. Though my position does not have any direct involvement with our brave wish children and their families, I love hearing all about the wonderful wishes taking place at any given time!
One of the ‘fun’ responsibilities I also have is to help keep ‘employee morale’ up. I am the official “Morale Committee”. We now have a ‘vending’ area to help raise money for the associates’ fund. It’s amazing what a piece of chocolate will do for you in the middle of the afternoon to get you back on track . We also have fun events such as pot luck lunches (we have some awesome cooks here), pizza parties, and hot dog lunches. Last May we held our first annual KWN Family picnic. As you can tell, food keeps us motivated!
Every Friday is ‘goodie’ day at KWN where I bring in a variety of items for all the associates. They really look forward to that…again, more FOOD! Oh well, whatever it takes to make them happy I say.
Kids Wish Network is truly like one big happy family with only 27 employees. We may be small but we do the work of a much larger company with the hundreds of wishes we grant every year and all of the other wonderful programs we have.
Office and Personnel Administrator