American Solutions for Business recently held a fundraiser and Tie for Hope event, a tie blanket activity to benefit the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Organization.
Held during ASB’s recent sales summit in Minneapolis, MN, attending sales associates, home office employees and vendors participated in creating over 50 fleece tie blankets for children in the hospital. On top of that, American Solutions for Business donated raw material for an additional 50 blankets.
“Every child staying at Gillette receives a blanket with their favorite colors, sports, animals or patterns,” explains Sara Berkbigler, Development Officer for CMN Hospitals, who was on site to help throughout the events. “With over 50 completed blankets donated through this event, there are 50 more smiles in the hospital and 50 families feeling the support of their community.”
After the Tie for Hope activity, attendees participated in a silent auction, resulting in over $2,500 in funds raised for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
“The funds raised will help support a variety of areas within Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Some of which include Child and Family Services, financial assistance and innovative research. We are so thankful that ASB chose to fundraise for Gillette and help our kids realize what they can achieve,” said Berkbigler.
“We’re incredibly proud of everyone who got involved with these charitable efforts,” shared Dana Zezzo, ASB’s VP of Marketing, Vendor Relations & Events. “We are grateful to our vendors who donated product, participants who donated funds and team who worked hard to make this all happen. These efforts truly embody the philanthropic goals we have here at ASB.”
If you are interested in hosting an event or donating blankets you can find more information at gillettechildrens.org.
To learn more about American Solutions for Business, visit http://www.americanbus.com.