Avionté Hope: So Far in 2014

AHF is going to do great things this year; we can feel it!

This year, AHF (the Avionté Hope Foundation) has already donated over $1,200 to benefit two local charities, Tubman – which provides family crisis and support services out of the Minneapolis area – and Families Helping Each Other.

In February, Avionté Hope launched the “On Your Feet” campaign, a message that will be behind all of this year’s Avionté Hope donations; the Foundation’s main goal this year is to choose local non-profits that have a main focus on helping people help themselves.

To launch “On Your Feet”, Avionté hosted a shoe drive at Eagan office. For two weeks, employees brought in new to gently-used shoes to donate to Families Helping Each Other. We collected over 60 pairs of shoes and the Foundation also gave $1,000 to the organization to support selected families.

While the shoe drive was taking place, Avionté Hope also responded to a request it received from an employee’s daughter to donate cookies through her Girl Scout’s troop to the Tubman organization, a non-profit that provides family and support services. Avionté donated $200 (equating to 50 boxes of cookies!) to Tubman in February. She was so excited!

This month, the committee has been busy planning and organizing a bunch of fun volunteer activities for Avionté Staffing Software employees to use their Hope days:

  • In April, a group of Avionté employees will be getting together (once the snow from our too-long Minnesota Winter melts away!) to pick up trash in celebration of Earth day.
  • In May, collections will begin in the office to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and for employee participation in two races that support the organization.
  • In June, Avionté will be sending groups of 12-15 employee volunteers each day to help with a weeklong group build in St. Paul through Habitat for Humanity – Twin Cities. Last year, we spent a week helping build a house through the organization, and despite the heat, it was one a highlight for many Avionté employees!
  • In July, we’re signed up in two local 5ks, the Minnesota Warrior Dash and Minnesota Bacon Chase. Both races benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Follow along with us on the Avionté Hope site as we make 2014 the Avionté Hope Foundation’s best year yet!

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