Hart Crowser staff recently took part in Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy competition, a creative competition between local businesses to raise funds and food for Food Lifeline to end hunger for children in western Washington. The “frenzied activities” extended over a couple weeks in July, and Hart Crowser came in fourth in the Design and Construction company category.
We also had a friendly competition within Hart Crowser to spur on the action. We created four teams to compete against each other: Team Geotech, Team Environmental, Team Edmonds, and Team Admin.
In addition to food donations, Hart Crowser sponsored events to raise money, including a silent auction, breakfast buffet, book sale, and bake sale. Each of the four teams created theme baskets for the auction and individuals or small groups came up with other creative items to make or obtain. Maybe the most unique auction item was an offer by one employee to shave his beard that raised $230 alone. We thank Geiger (promotional products) for their donation of a number of items for the auction.
Our teams raised $4,590, and donated 1,326 pounds of food.
And the winner? Food Lifeline, which accumulated 22,000 food items and raised $490,000!