Friday, January 15, 2010

Santa's Helpers :)

Want to shake things up in the office and help a good cause? Take a hint from the good people who work at Macquarie Cook Energy!

The same great company who sponsored the Houston Holiday Heroes delivery party came through for us again in a big way by proposing an interesting challenge to their boss, Nick O' Kane. If Macquarie employees in Houston and overseas could raise $10,000 for Heroes for Children, then he would join his colleague and Heroes and Handbags host committee member, Brandi Dowell, and come to work dressed as an ELF!
Well, it turns out that seeing their boss dressed as an elf means a lot to those employees and HFC was able to reap the benefits! In about two weeks, the amazing Macquarie Cook team pulled together and raised over $11,000 for Heroes for Children and as you can tell from the picture below, it was well worth it!

To top things off, The Macquarie Foundation, is going to match the employee's donations 100%! So, when all things are said and done, Nick and Brandi proved to be VERY valuable elves!

HFC cannot begin express how grateful we are to the whole Macquarie Cook Energy team and especially to our special "Santa's Helper's"! Your kindness will go a long way for famililes with children battling cancer in Texas.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


To learn about more fun fundraising ideas for your company, please contact Mimi Bates mbates@heroesforchildren.org or Michelle Peacock mpeacock@heroesforchildren.org.

2 comments:

Paul said...

That's awesome!!!

Tonya said...

I just wanted to point you to this article! http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/22/2799115.ht