At Phocas, we work together to create an environment where we feel good about our jobs and do our best to make a positive difference. Not only a difference in our working relationships, but also in the communities where we live and work. It’s one of the incredibly special things about being at Phocas.
The Phocas Cares program is one way that we live out these values. A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to team up with Pug Rescue of Austin for an animal adoption event during SXSW.
With the help of Blue Norther and Topo Chico we were able to provide beverages and the opportunity to take a picture with a pug to attendees in return for at least a $5 donation to the charity.
From neighbors and friends to SXSW platinum badge holders, everyone enjoyed the amazing weather and playing with rescue pugs. Attendees grabbed photos with the pugs, met new friends, got to know Phocas, and most importantly, raised money for a good cause!
The event was a great success with over 50 people (and dogs) in attendance at the Phocas house. We raised over $500 for Pug Rescue of Austin and raised even more awareness for the pugs needing adoption with multiple adoption inquiries submitted following the event!
For years, Phocas has had a PUG as a mascot of sorts because of the Phocas User Group (PUG), and who doesn’t love dogs?! Giving back to our communities is a core Phocas value, and we thought supporting Pug Rescue of Austin would be a fitting way for the team to participate and serve the Austin community during our time at SXSW. We're pleased that Pug Rescue of Austin was extremely grateful for the support. We’ll continue to participate in our communities, support local causes, and show that Phocas Cares!
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