Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 by Sara Figueroa
We were hit with tragedy when one of our coworkers, Sue Rafferty, who worked as a Service Center Specialist in the Service Department had to take an unexpected medical leave. Sue is such a valuable team member and it was devastating to hear the news.
With the accumulating medical bills and not being able to work, we knew that we had to do something to help Sue. We put our thinking caps on and thought of the perfect fundraiser!
Silly for Sue: Who doesn’t love silly string? A favorite pastime for many, we incorporated this into our fundraiser. $5 a can and an employee could silly string their boss! All the proceeds and additional contributions would go to Sue and her family to help decrease her medical costs.
On June 15, 2018, the Marketing Department decided to do the first fundraiser at the Sale’s Meeting that is held every Friday. We were able to get Sales Manager Mike McCarty and Production Manager Jason Wood to be our silly string targets! All the silly string cans were sold and the anticipation to silly string a manager was at an all-time high. On the countdown of 3…2…1 the entire Sales Team and fellow office employees sprayed Mike and Jason. The managers were covered in colorful silly string and everyone had smiles from ear to ear.
An entertaining fundraiser for a worthy cause, this was an instant success! All of us were able to get together to raise a lot of money for our fellow co-worker, Sue. But why stop there? There are many meetings that we could crash to get Silly for Sue, right?