Learn more about the fun-filled events that took place during UWECI’s internal campaign.
Just like a number of organizations throughout our community, United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) hosts a workplace campaign every year. UWECI staff stepped up to this year’s 10% campaign challenge and had 100% staff participation, raising a record number of dollars with various “food & fun” activities. This year’s fun-filled schedule included:
- Time to Spare: A first ever bowling outing, which turned out to be un-bowl-lievably fun! The best part had to have been the sponsored sabotage (think bowl with the other hand, bowl sitting down, etc.).
- S’more Time Together: A fun & cozy afternoon snack with ideal chocolate upgrades like Reese’s Cups. This event also included a spelling bee, where members of UWECI leadership team battled to “bee” the best.
- Time, Talent, & Treasure Silent Auction: UWECI’s tried & true campaign event, featuring gift baskets, baked goods, parking spots, and more!
- Campaign Breakfast: You can never have too many egg bakes or pancakes first thing in the morning.
- Chair Massages: For employees to build some relaxation into their busy schedules.
- Human Services Campus (HSC) lunch: UWECI employees, other tenants of HSC, and neighboring businesses were invited to enjoy walking tacos & local ice cream from Moo Moo’s Ice Cream Truck.
- Bake, Book, & Movie Sale: The final event of campaign, including a spread of sweets, treats, & gently used books & movies.
The week also included a United Way Day at Granite City and United Way Night at Panera, where a portion of the purchases went to support UWECI’s mission. The internal campaign committee worked hard and had fun trying new events for a successful turnout.
“One of my favorite parts of campaign this year was adding new activities and tweaking our ‘bread and butter’ events,” said campaign chair, Lauren Gilbertson. “It kept everyone excited!”
UWECI staff is passionate about the organization’s mission and it shows all year long, but especially during campaign.
“We have a special privilege of directly impacting the work in the community with our skills and talents, and then with our financial contributions,” said Gilbertson. “It’s extremely valuable to me that my dollars are going to organizations that are ensuring we’re moving the needle on important issues in our community.”