Inspired by Valor Global Employee Initiative and Vicki Mayo’s 2:00 am Revelation on Mount Everest
Scottsdale, Arizona. Executive Vicki Mayo of Arizona-based Valor Global woke up at 2 am at Mount Everest’s Base Camp with a vision on how to help foster children. She reached out to wake up and tell her climbing mate, husband and Valor President Simer Mayo. Vicki’s inspiration came after 14 hours of hiking and many years of working with foster children.
“Seventy-five percent of foster children with one or more siblings is separated from at least one of them when they are removed from their home. That’s a real wake-up call,” said Vicki Mayo, Vice-President of Valor. “The inspiration I had on Everest, with the help of others, has now turned into The Siblings Program at Aid to Adoption of Special Kids (AASK).”
The highlight of the new program will be Siblings Summer Camp in June, 2014. Fostered siblings will live and play together for one week at Camp Tontozona, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The Siblings Program strengthens relationships among siblings who might otherwise lose each other in foster care. You can learn more here: www.aask-az.org.
The Siblings Program is happening because when she returned home from Mount Everest, Vicki contacted Arizona Representative Michele Reagan, setting off a chain of actions that passed through Senator Robert Meza and Deidre Calcoate of Arizona’s Child Protection Services, until it was done.
“We encourage and empower employees to do great things,” said Simer Mayo, President of Valor. “Normally it doesn’t take 14 hours of hiking up Mount Everest to come up with the inspirations, but I say ‘whatever it takes.’ I’m proud of Vicki for not just coming up with the idea, but then seeing it through with all the collaborators to make a difference for foster children in Arizona.”
Vicki hasn’t stopped here. She’s now working on another program to help foster children develop skills and obtain jobs that are a good fit. “Customer care is #1 at Valor Global Services,” said Vicki. “Foster children need care, too, and I’m pleased that Valor supports employees to be inspired and create an impact on things they care about.”
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