After the great success that was 2015 Toyfest, we knew a couple things: we wanted to continue to do things bigger, and we wanted to continue to to them better. We moved locations to a bigger space, reached out to even more sponsors, and got even more volunteers. We ended up with over $20,000 in donations, both internally and externally and with that money benefited more than 300 families. We can't wait to see what the next year brings!
Elevates for Louisiana Floods
In the wake of the 2016 floods in Louisiana, Elevates decided to add an extra event to support the Red Cross in their disaster relief efforts. We set a pretty lofty goal and within 24 hours, it was met. We decided to up the goal, and once again it was met, with even more enthusiasm! It was incrediable the way our employees came together and shared their "Done!"s on our emails back and forth...it almost became a competition! We ended up raising over $5,000 for the floods and had 270 employees - over 1/2 the company - contribute.
We challenged our properties to come together and build-a-backpack together during our August 2016 Elevates Event. Many of our properties went above and beyond this challenge, providing backpacks for entire families and, in some cases, their entire community! We ended up with a total of 600 backpacks built and 164 employees who contributed.
Canned Food Drive
We beefed up our goal in 2016 for the annual canned food drive and it paid off! We had a total of 8,000 cans donated across our corporate office and portfolio.
FunRaise for Heart & Stroke Health
In February 2015, Elmington partnered with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to donate money and bring awareness to heart disease. We raised over $4,300, and many employees wore red in support.
charity : water
Elmington partnered with Charity:Water in Spring of 2016 to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 153 contributors raised over $2,800 for this cause.