Renewal by Andersen of Alaska builds backpacks for kids
This month’s team spotlight is on RbA Alaska for their work with Anchorage Home Builders Association’s annual shoebox drive.
The Shoebox Program is one of the AHBA’s most popular annual events. Members fill backpacks with Christmas gifts for Anchorage children who are less fortunate during the holidays. Dozens of volunteers gather for the annual stuffing party, where they assemble the backpacks and add basic hygiene items to each like a winter hat, pair of gloves, toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss and soap. School nurses pick up the packs the following day and distribute them to the children prior to their holiday break. The program sponsors nearly 1,200 children.
RbA of Alaska’s Sales and Marketing teams worked together to stuff 250 of those backpacks this year—with employees donating for than half the cost of sponsorship for them.
Says Ashley Wigglesworth, marketing manager for RbA Alaska, “It’s a fantastic program that helps ensure local kids have a wonderful Christmas, and we're thrilled to be helping out again this year!”
To learn more about the program, or to sponsor a bag, visit the Association’s website.
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