Every year, United Way recognizes organizations and individual donors with the Spirit Award. Award winners are those who have teamed up with UW to collect funds to help the community. In March, Blanchard and Calhoun were acknowledged as not only donors but for exemplifying the “spirit” of the community. And we are truly honored to accept such an award.
We know that it’s important to step up and make a difference where we live. And our acts of love did not go unnoticed. In 2021, Blanchard and Calhoun agents and staff raised $20,000! United Way uses these contributions toward programs that help locals find jobs, transportation, housing, childcare, food, and more.
How did we do it? There are many ways to raise money to help their cause of helping the community. In November, B&C gathered teams of agents to participate in a Chili-Cook off. Tasters took samples of each dish, decided on the winner and then donated money to their favorite pot of chili. Each dollar was equivalent to one vote and the chili with the most votes won. The chili-cook off was not only fun but we raised over $10,000! All proceeds were donated.
For the Holidays, B&C offered a gift-wrapping booth to raise money for United Way. United Way works with over 40 different programs that provide local resources for those in need.
Every year, we consistently hold fundraisers and contribute to United Way’s cause with fun and unique ideas. It’s our way of giving back to the community that we love while having fun doing it.
Are you interested in getting your organization involved? To get more information about workplace campaigns, contact your local United Way.