Favorite often ties our events and seasonal celebrations to meaningful fundraising opportunities! Len Forkas, a motivational speaker at our National Meeting in January, inspired us to select Hopecam as the focus of our recent Favorite Friday activities.
After Len’s 9 year old son was diagnosed with leukemia, he used their experience to found Hopecam, connecting homebound and hospitalized children undergoing cancer treatment with their friends at school. By bridging the gap of isolation through mobile technologies, Hopecam provides a connection that reduces the stress of re-entry when children resume their normal life! Len’s story captured our hearts, so we enthusiastically chose Hopecam as this season’s charity!
What’s Favorite Friday? It is our private holiday, filled with entertaining games, contests, appreciation and fundraising! This year’s theme was The Kentucky Derby! And yes, employees did show up to work in their fanciest southern-style hats, dresses, bow ties and fedoras. Of course, a day at the races would not be complete without a game of horseshoes! Employees competed with one another, while others bid on potential winners. Elaborate gift baskets ranging from grilling utensils to donuts galore were designed by employee teams and raffled by drawing! And… everyone loved the southern Derby inspired food—fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, buttery rolls….yum! The day was a fun success…but it doesn’t end there!
Favorite employees raised $4,000 from our Favorite Friday contests and baskets for Hopecam!
We are thankful to have been a part of something bigger than ourselves, and give back to such a noble cause. We continue to promote and encourage our employees to participate in as many charity and volunteering opportunities that arise—giving back is truly inspiring! For more details on how you can give back through our volunteer program, visit the Volunteer Page. Get involved! Learn more about Hopecam to help make a difference in a child’s life!