During the holiday season nothing makes me feel better than helping those in need. That’s why I couldn’t have been more excited when I learned that Landmark partnered this year with Second Harvest Foodbank and the NBC 15 Share your Holiday’s campaign to help local families in need.
In the preliminary meetings of our committee we knew we had an opportunity to make a HUGE impact throughout our entire organization and the communities we serve if we came up with just the right activities for our employees to get involved with.
So, after numerous pots of coffee, a bit of research and some collaborative brainstorming, our committee came up with several activities for employees to participate over the course of the campaign.
The activities, albeit a bit ‘off-the-wall’ if you will, truly captured the excitement, big hearts and generous nature of the Landmark team. I mean, who doesn’t love a good game of “Cow Pie Bingo,” seeing a “Pie in the Face” of one of our team members, having a friendly “Cook-off Contest,” or seeing your “CEO do something extraordinary” if your company meets their giving goal?!
All details aside, let’s get down to the brass tacks of how truly amazing and generous our employees are. Over the course of the 1-month campaign, through the aforementioned activities, a food drive, a generous Landmark donation and matching funds from our partners at Co-Bank and Land O’Lakes we were able to donate 50,581meals to Second Harvest Foodbank and the NBC 15 Share your Holiday’s campaign! You guessed it– that translates to enough meals to feed 10 families for one year. How amazing is that?
In our first year of participating in this program, I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of a team who truly opens their hearts, unselfishly gives, and whole-heartedly cares about helping our communities. So, from the bottom of my heart I say THANK YOU. Thank you to our employees for their generosity. Thank you to our management team for allowing our ‘off-the-wall’ ideas to be put into action. Thank you to our partners for their matching funds. Thank you to everyone who helped make this entire campaign happen. Simply put, THANK YOU!