The Mitchell family is truly paying it forward
Spherexx set aside over $60,000 in gift cards for the company’s Pay it Forward program for team members to better their community.
Bryan Mitchell and his children make care packages for Tulsa’s homeless.
Being charitable has long been a priority for Bryan Mitchell, a team member at Spherexx, a Tulsa-based website, marketing and software development company founded in 2000. So, when Spherexx CEO Becca Wilson announced she’d set aside over $60,000 in gift cards for the company’s Pay it Forward program for team members to better their community, Mitchell and his family did exactly that.
This year, Mitchell and his wife tasked their four children with devising a giving plan, a responsibility they eagerly embraced.
“We do little things like put money on laundry machines, bake some cookies and take them to firemen,” Mitchell says.
Pay It Forward provided the family $1,000 to do some extra good.
“(The kids said), ‘When we get a chance, we’re going to buy someone’s meal.’ We bought extra groceries for our church,” Mitchell says. The family’s outreach also included making care packages for the homeless.
With Spherexx for more than nine years, Mitchell says he loves working for a company that emphasizes giving and living in Tulsa, where community is such a big priority.
“I’m a family man,” he says, “so to be able to raise my children in a place where giving is important, it’s just a great atmosphere.”