Indiana Physical Therapy staff is encouraged to engage in the community and to give back in any way they can. Our company mission statement includes providing quality care “in an atmosphere in which employees can grow professionally and personally.” We like to recognize our staff for their involvement in community and extracurricular activities. One way we recognize our staff is through our employee volunteer hour tracking page on our website. This page is where you can see in what ways our staff donates their free time as well as a running total of their hours given towards these activities.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is one program in which IPT staff regularly participates. BBBS has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. They develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Recently BBBS had a field day event where a number of “Bigs” with their “Littles” were in attendance. At field day Marisa Salmeri, an IPT therapist, and her “little,” Skye, played hillbilly golf, corn hole, as well as a few other yard games. They also enjoyed conversation and a meal with the other matches. Skye and Marisa have been matched since the end of last year and have participated in many activities together. The duo has enjoyed time together doing things like having a girls night with dinner, painting nails, bowling, playing board games, and going to the movies. Marisa and Skye also enjoy volunteering together at the Steuben County Humane Society where they enjoy walking the dogs and playing with the cats!
IPT is proud of Marisa and her involvement in the BBBS program. To learn more about Marisa check out her bio on the IPT website! Click here to see Marisa’s bio.