It was the season of giving for bkm OfficeWorks! With bkm being in the heart of Southern California, we felt the call to give back locally. We care deeply for our San Diego community and wanted to showcase that through action. This is why we teamed up with our partner, Steelcase, to create a positive impact. Together, we enlisted two ambitious team members and trapped them in bkm’s Orangebox AIR Pod until it was filled with donations.

We chose two powerful causes to donate to – San Diego Food Bank and Nueva Vida Haven Women’s Emergency Shelter. These organizations make a significant contribution to bettering lives in Southern California. We are proud to have been involved in their efforts for nourishing, restoring, and providing hope for individuals and families.

San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank create the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County. Last year, they distributed 63 million pounds of food and on average serve 550,000 people monthly.

Most Needed Items:

  • Canned goods
  • Cereal
  • Rice
  • Nuts & seeds
  • Peanut butter
  • Powdered milk
  • Infant formula
  • Children’s diapers of all sizes

Nueva Vida Haven Women’s Emergency Shelter

More than 80% of women with children who experience homelessness have experienced domestic violence and family conflict. Nueva Vida Haven (NVH), is an emergency shelter in San Diego for those to seek refuge. They offer a safe place to sleep, hot meals, clothing, hygiene products, and access to warm showers. Women who are looking to turn their life around find that this is their safe space to do that.

Most Needed Items:

  • Toys
  • Earphones
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Clothing (hoodies, sweatpants, bras, pajamas, underwear)
  • Purses
  • Adult and children coloring books
  • $5-$10 gift cards (Dollar Tree, McDonald’s, Subway)


The drive took place from November 8th to December 14th. During this time, the holiday spirit proved to be in full swing! Boxes of diapers, canned foods, clothes, gift cards, and much more poured in. Our donors were incredibly generous; creating a positive ripple effect within our community.

Thank You

As shown in the picture above, the donations quickly filled up our Orangebox AIR Pod. Thank you to those who donated, shared the word, and provided support. Without you, this would not have been possible! Also, thank you to the San Diego Food Bank and Nueva Vida Haven Women’s Emergency Shelter for allowing us to be involved in their great organization.