Casual for a Cause: Operation Teddy Bear!
The results are in for January’s Casual for a Cause, Operation Teddy Bear!
Peninsula High School’s Key Club, in partnership with the Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club, set out to collect 400 teddy bears and raise $800 to cover the shipping costs to send the bears to children in Ukraine. Franke Tobey Jones designated it our “Casual for a Cause” organization last month, and team members and residents raised almost the entire amount needed for shipping ($780) plus collected 35 bears for this worthy cause. Way to go, FTJ! What a way to make meaningful impact!
FTJ started Casual for a Cause in 2010. Every Friday team members can wear jeans to work and donate $5 (or more if they want) to various causes. Last month was was Operation Teddy Bear, and in the past we have donated to over 60 not-for-profit organizations. Starting in 2016, FTJ started to match the team member/resident giving each month. In total, FTJ has raised nearly $50,000 for these worthy organizations