Two Knowledge Mosaic holiday traditions merge into one
For years, Knowledge Mosaic Inc. has maintained two holiday traditions. First, every holiday season we select a charitable organization to sponsor. As we blogged late last year, this annual gift communicates our gratitude for the blessings in our own lives and reflects our faith in the efficacious power of compassion as a force for change in the world. (You can read more about the company’s philanthropic work by checking out our KM Cares document.)
Second, we have a long-established holiday ritual in which each Knowledge Mosaic employee is given a book to read, handpicked for us individually by company president Peter Schwartz. (As a baseball fan, I received Chad Harbach’s novel The Art of Fielding last year; the year before it was The Last Boy, Jane Leavy’s biography of Micky Mantle.) The bestowal of the books has become something of an institution during our annual company holiday party.
This year, we merged these two traditions. Instead of giving books to employees, Knowledge Mosaic donated the amount it would have spent on books to Page Ahead, a local children’s literacy program. In so doing, we were able to continue our ritual of book-giving but in a way that also furthers our commitment to supporting the most vulnerable among us.
We hope that those of you who are in a position to do so will likewise consider donating to or volunteering with the organization of your choice.
Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2013.