Employees and residents at Wesley Towers reached deep into their hearts and pockets to raise money for the United Way of Reno campaign this fall. Each day of this week included a different special event.
The week started with a come-and-go kick-off party with pizza for staff to have the ability to turn in their 2018 pledge cards. On Tuesday, Wesley Towers asked employees to drop spare coins in the United Way 'We Can Make a Change' jars. On Wednesday, residents and staff enjoyed the music of Elvis and Frank Sinatra in the Sidewalk Café while sipping on a root beer float for a goodwill donation to the United Way.
The staff formed United Way Committee put on a carnival that was enjoyed by all which featured plinko, darts, corn hole, basket toss, ring toss - and a selfie with 'Dolly Parton'! Carnival-fun foods served were foot long corndogs, walking tacos and soda.
Ken Marcum, safety director, was on the planning committee and helped build a variety of carnival games for the event. Staff members were able to buy tickets for the carnival games where they won tickets to enter their name into drawings for door prizes. All proceeds from the ticket sales went to the United Way.
To wrap up the week, Wesley Towers hosted a free baked potato bar for all employees who had turned in their pledge card throughout the campaign. Wesley Towers staff and residents were able to raise $16,268.70 for the United Way of Reno County!
"Hats off to Wesley Towers for running an outstanding employer campaign! We greatly appreciate their support," says Steven Peterman, United Way of Reno County development representative.