Thursday, October 18, 2012

Soup’s on for a good cause

Some of our employees in Customer Operations completed another Day of Service project when they volunteered their time at the Milwaukee Empty Bowls 2012 event, Oct. 13, at Milwaukee Area Technical College-Oak Creek. The project is part of their ongoing Create a Day of Service initiative in which teams of employees share their time and talent with nonprofit organizations.

“It was great that we were able to represent the company for such a wonderful cause. I am already looking forward to next year’s event,” said Sue Clausing, manager - customer strategies and operations support (CSOS).

Guests selected and purchased an original, handcrafted bowl – there were more than 2,000 available – and sampled soups and breads donated by more than 50 local chefs and restaurants. Clausing, six members of her team and three family members helped with traffic control, washed the soup bowls before and after use by guests, and cleaned tables.

Live music and entertainment rounded out the event. Event proceeds will help stock food pantries and support meal programs in Milwaukee. Mary Askin, event coordinator for the CSOS team, said that the money raised was “$6,000 more than what the organization hoped to achieve. That was a great event.”

Learn more about Milwaukee Empty Bowls, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that uses art to heighten hunger awareness and raise funds to address hunger.

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