ArCANtecture for a Great Cause!
or How Our Creations Will Benefit The Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina
This year at our annual Safety Meeting, we took team building to a new level and turned it into a charitable opportunity for MeNERDs to give back!
Wildly Different "Do-It-All Event Diva" Aeme and her assistants helped our group organize into multiple teams. Each team was given several cases of canned goods and were asked to build a sculpture or display using the theme 'Step Up for Safety'. Everyone voted on their favorites, and winners were announced... First Place was fittingly a sculpture of our very own Safety Manager, Bill Boots!
But the REAL winner was the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina! All of the canned goods were donated to the residents, and MeNERDs even rounded up a cash donation on the spot to top it off.
Aeme tells us that when she dropped off the donation, she was welcomed by two pastors. After they noticed what a large donation they were about to receive, they had some of the boys living there help. These young men were very respectful and absolutely grateful for each item they picked up.
One boy was so excited to receive the mandarin oranges because that’s the only citrus fruit he’s NOT allergic to! The pastor informed her that the boys and girls actually cook their own meals, and one boy shouted, “Well, I’m making chicken and beans tonight!”