Every December, JES Holdings sponsors a week of employee-driven events to raise funds for our local United Way. On December 5, 2011, JES Holdings kicked off the United Way Campaign with an Employee Breakfast with Timothy Rich, the Director of the United Way, the Development Director of Coyote Hill, Kari Salmon, and the Executive Director of Services for Independent Living, Aimee Wehmeier, as our featured speakers, who shared the goals of their organizations.
The JES United Way Committee planned a calendar of events for the week including a Happy Hour, a Pizza Bread Lunch, a week-long Bingo game, a “Treat Trolley,” and raffle ticket sales for an assortment of prizes including gift certificates, holiday hams, gas cards, jewelry, and travel accessories. We closed out the week with a Chili Lunch on Friday, where the winners of the raffle tickets sales and door-prize drawings were announced.
The following week employees had the opportunity to volunteer and spend some time helping the organizations represented at the kick off breakfast. Many groups cleaned and organized the homes at Coyote Hill, a professional home of love for abused and neglected children; and also for children whose families just need a chance to regroup and get a fresh start, as well as wrapped gifts and stuffed stockings for the children in the community. Other groups volunteered by building wheelchair accessible ramps for those in need acquired through Services for Independent Living.
Thank you to the JES Holdings United Way Committee members, Carol Hall, Amy Voltmer, Alice Jones, Tami Oidtman, Emily Rost, Tiffany Ostermann, Alana Slaughter, Jordan Gulliford, Hannah Grewach, Maureen Kokoska, Jose Rodriguez and Stephanie Rousseau, for making our 2011 United Way week a success.