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3rd Quarter Initiative – XOOM Energy Fall Festival to Benefit Classroom Central
XOOM Energy’s annual Fall Festival was especially meaningful this year because all the money raised is being donated to a good cause. During the week of October 14th, XOOM employees participated in costume contests, a bake sale and a silent auction to raise money for Classroom Central, an organization dedicated to providing school supplies for students, teachers and classrooms in need.
Classroom Central was formed thirteen years ago, with the mission of equipping students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies. Currently, six school districts (Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Gaston, Iredell-Statesville, Kannapolis, Lancaster and Union) receive supplies that allow teachers to create inviting learning environments and support student’s academic and personal growth.
XOOM’s Fall Festival kicked-off with a themed costume contest and staff members dressed as notable celebrities such as Lucille Ball (50’s Day), Mr. T (80’s Day) and Steve Urkel (Jocks vs. Nerds Day) on various days throughout the week.
Culinary creativity was on full display during the bake sale and the XOOM team took full advantage of the delicious items provided by various employees. Contributions were also collected from the Silent Auction, where donated items and services of every price point were available for purchase.
By the end of the week, spirits were high and awareness was raised concerning impoverished children in our communities. This donation, coupled with the funds raised over the summer during the “XOOM Sports Shorts” event, brought the total XOOM Energy donation to $3,000. Given the success of the event, XOOM management looks forward to expanding the Fall Festival in 2014 and looking for other ways to support charitable organizations in our area.
2nd Quarter Initiative – Second Harvest Food Bank (North Carolina)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina was founded in 1981 with the goal of ending hunger for families across North and South Carolina.
As the largest hunger relief charity in the area, they supply a network of over 600 non-profit agencies across 19 counties with food and essential grocery products.
In June, XOOM Energy was proud to partner with Second Harvest and our neighbors at the Hunstad Kortesis Center in the annual “Quest for the Cup” food drive. The XOOM Energy “Power Players” and Hunstad Kortesis Center “Beauty Builders” battled it out to see which organization could make the largest donation to Second Harvest over a two week period. In addition to staff donations from our two organizations, we collected items from
members of the community who stopped by our headquarters in Huntersville, NC to place items in our lobby drop box.
In the end, the Power Players were victorious over the Beauty Builders but the real winners were our friends at Second Harvest.
They’ll make sure that the 3,200 pounds of groceries collected are distributed to families in need across the Carolinas – powering change for the better, close to home.