Here at Jeni’s, our employees spend lots of hours outside the offices and kitchens making our community a better place. But tomorrow, we’ll be concentrating our efforts during the Columbus Volunteer Challenge, a city-wide call-out to Columbus businesses, non-profits, universities, and community groups to participate in community service events through Thursday September 11. (If your Columbus business hasn’t signed up, you can do so here.)

On Tuesday September 9 and Wednesday September 10, Jeni’s employees will volunteer around the city to weed gardens and playgrounds, serve meals to those in need, and clean up the banks of the Olentangy River.

To make sure every Jeni’s employee can participate, all Jeni’s offices and departments—including our shipping department!—will be closed during business hours Tuesday September 9. Orders placed between now and Wednesday morning will be shipped during regular shipping hours Wednesday September 10. (If you need to speak with someone tomorrow about anything Jeni’s-related, we will answer phones and email between 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST)

Thank you for your patience while we volunteer, and please follow along at #teamjenis and #cvc2014 as we spread the Jeni’s love across Columbus!