Women of Spillman Raise Funds for Veterans
Spillman Technologies’ professional development organization, the Women of Spillman, works to benefit and enrich the lives of Spillman employees, as well as members of the community. Every year, the Women of Spillman organizes a company-wide fundraiser to raise donations for a given charity. The Wounded Warrior Project was chosen as the 2017 recipient and as a company, Spillman was able to raise over $1,400 for the veteran-centered organization. The organization serves veterans and service members who sustained any physical or mental injury on or after September 11, 2001.
The Women of Spillman held a Veterans Day presentation on November 14 to honor Spillman veterans and to introduce the Wounded Warrior Project as the company’s charity for 2017. The Women of Spillman then created multiple fundraising opportunities throughout the month of December to give employees as many chances to donate as possible.
To kick things off, the Women of Spillman organized a company-wide Lunch and Bake Sale. The members of Women of Spillman provided lunch items such as soup and sandwiches, as well as dessert items ranging from cookies to cake and ice cream. Spillman employees were encouraged to stay at the office that day and get lunch at the bake sale. The fundraiser raised over $1,100 in just a few hours, not to mention the hundreds of dollars donated in food items to make the event such a great success.
The Women of Spillman also facilitated a gift wrapping event on two different occasions. Spillman employees were invited to bring any unwrapped Christmas presents to volunteers from the Women of Spillman, along with a donation for the Wounded Warrior Project. The suggested donation was one dollar per gift. These two events brought in more than $140 for the charity. In addition, the organization set up a fund for anyone who simply wished to donate to the cause without participating in any of the fundraising activities.
The people involved with the Women of Spillman fundraisers wish to thank all those who volunteered and donated throughout November and December to raise the funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. For information on how you can donate to this important cause, visit Wounded Warrior Project’s donation site.