We recently teamed together for our annual Scheffel Boyle Shares project. Each year, we plan philanthropic activities throughout our offices to give back to our local communities. This year, our employees organized the “Write-Off Hunger” food drive which culminated in the collection of more than 5,500 food items to be donated to local food pantries!
Each of our offices strategized and found creative ways to raise the most donations possible. One office organized a “Cars for Cans” car wash in their parking lot where the fee for a wash was $5 or 5 items of non-perishable food items. Another took to social media to raise funds and “coupon shopped” to get the most out of their donated dollars. Each office exercised their entrepreneurial spirit to find innovative ways of collecting donations for the drive. We are so proud of all they accomplished!
Firm leadership also organized two “Cardinals for Cans” days, where employees could wear their St. Louis Cardinal gear for a fee of $5 or 5 cans. In addition, we also hosted a “Dress for Success” day where if an employee were to forego their normal casual Friday and dress for success instead, the firm would give $5 in their name toward their office’s donation fund.
While it was a firm-wide project, each office will donate what they raised to their own local community food bank. Some organizations who will receive donations from Write-Off Hunger include the Salvation Army Food Pantry of Jerseyville, the Glen-Ed Food Pantry, the Crisis Food Center, the Carrollton Food Pantry, Community Care Center, the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry, and the Community Hope Center, among others.