Tue, 08/24/2010 (All day)
It all started with a dress down* day at Ben Bridge corporate offices. That day the team at corporate raised over $200, but that was just the beginning of a beautiful partnership between Ben Bridge Jeweler and the YWCA. Angeline’s (part of YWCA) is a center of transition for many women who are trying to better their lives. At Angeline’s they can enjoy meals, hot showers, laundry facilities, basic health screenings and for some, overnight accommodations. Through other YWCA programs, women also receive help in finding employment and obtaining permanent residence.
Ben Bridge has been privileged to participate in a number of different ways to help women and families served by the YWCA. In addition to the dress down days, they gathered coffee mugs and towels for the women of Angeline’s. Through the Dress for Success program, they donated business attire for women seeking employment. In April, nearly twenty associates attended the YWCA luncheon. Several other associates donated their time on the YWCA’s “Day of Caring” at Angeline’s. In 2006, they were part of a group of 770 people who volunteered 7,679 hours of service.
As you can see, just one day of caring has turned into many days of caring. Thank you to all of the employees at the corporate office who give so generously of their time and means to help those at the YWCA.
* A dress down day occurs each Friday when a different charity is chosen and the associates at the corporate office pay a minimum of $3 for the privilege of wearing jeans at work that day. All money donated goes to the charity of the week.