The Outsell Caring Committee and all our helpful associates have been busy the last few months! Let’s take a look at what’s been going on…
In May, we put on a donations drive to get necessary items over to our charity partner, YouthLink, heading into the summer months. Thanks to the selfless & committed work of our committee and associates, we were able to gather up over 1,400 items for disadvantaged youth in the community! Here’s what Jelena over at YouthLink had to say about our results:
Thanks to (Outsell’s) support, YouthLink is able to provide young people experiencing homelessness with hot meals, seasonal clothing, education navigation, housing resources, and more. Most importantly, your support helps us create a space where young people feel safe, supported, and ready to take the first steps toward their future of self-reliance.
Excellent work, everyone!
Tacos & Bingo
In June, Outsell Caring Commitee members & fellow associates went offsite to YouthLink’s facility to cook and serve some tacos for lunch. You may recall we did a similar event earlier in the year… but this time, we got to call Birthday Bingo as well! Attendees all mentioned having a great time, and we’re already looking forward to our next offsite event at YouthLink later this year.
July: Beer and Ping Pong!
No, these weren’t events hosted in an old college dorm. We’re talking about the Outsell Beer Tour and the inaugural Outsell Ping Pong Tournament!
Outsell associates headed out for an afternoon on the town to tour local breweries 612Brew, Able Seedhouse, and Indeed. These breweries agreed to host our group and, in some cases, provided us with prizes for a raffle. We had a beautiful, HOT, sunny day for enjoying drinks & socializing, and ended up raising over $200. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the hard work of our committee & YouthLink!
Also this month, Outsell began hosting a ping pong tournament to raise additional funds. 32 Outsell associates have volunteered (or were begrudgingly sponsored) to join the tournament at a $5 buy-in, with the winner receiving their very own trophy! Stay tuned to find out our first winner…
Money raised from these events will be used to support YouthLink in what is typically a slower part of the year for charities. Thanks to all associates for the support!