Alliance Community Involvement – Spring Wrapup
The spring was packed with a spirit of volunteering. On the east coast, North Carolina staff participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies walk on April 18, 2009, raising over $1200 for the organization. The Alliance Helping Hands NC also volunteered on April 25 for Hands on Wilmington – a public service day where members of the community work together to make a difference. Alliance volunteers worked at the local YMCA helping build a new outdoor track.
Other spring activities included a flower sale benefitting Wilmington’s Carousel Center for Abused Children ($300 raised) and a food drive for the Wilmington Food Bank.
Back on the west coast, Alliance held its Second Annual Bike Raffle and BBQ benefiting TurningWheels for Kids. From April 1st through May 15th, members and employees purchased raffle tickets for the chance to win one of two cruiser-style bicycles. The raffle took place during the BBQ held at the Curtner Financial Center on May 15. The Bike Raffle and BBQ raised over $2700 for the San Jose-based charity that distributes bicycles to underprivileged youth.
Finishing off the month of May was the Relay for Life – a 24-hour walk for the American Cancer Society. Alliance Helping Hands CA participated in the walk and raised over $600 for the fight against cancer.
Thanks to all our members who contributed to our efforts.