COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Some young professionals in our area are taking time to give back to the community.
It's all part the "Days of Action," a two-day event that took place on April 10 and April 11. The program is put on by the Young Professionals of the Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce.
The group took part in eight different projects over two days that were designed to benefit those in need and were organized by young professionals in the Columbus-Metro area.
On Friday, volunteers stuffed backpacks full of food for hungry children. Program director Amy Bryan talked about the mission of young professionals.
"The more you're involved in your community, the more your invested the more willing you are to stay here and we want to retain the best. We give them more opportunities like days of action to get involved outside of work," Bryan said.
On Saturday, more 100 local young professionals committed to making a difference in the community by giving over 300 volunteer hours to nonprofits in our area through Days of Action at the volunteer locations at The Boys and Girls Club.
The group painted a fresh coat of paint to the teen TV room, cleaned the floors and painted benches in and around the building.
Other good deeds were completed in and around the community through the weekend.
"Today [Saturday] is day two of our Young Professionals Day of Action, and we're at five different locations. Our organization as the servant leadership commit - and the young professionals group commits almost as much time as full time employees do," volunteer Courtney Laughlin said.