Every July Weber Thompson participates in Food Lifeline’s Food Frenzy competition. The competition consists of local businesses competing against each other to raise money for Food Lifeline, a local organization that helps provide meals for local children, seniors, veterans and families who are facing hunger. Continue reading “2017 Food Frenzy: Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising”
Weber Thompson’s participation in the 2016 Food Frenzy competition came to end last Friday in a sweet and delectable fashion. On Monday, July 18th, the office held a bake sale in the lobby and last Friday, July 22nd, the fun concluded with an ice cream social in the office. The Weber Thompson team participated by bringing in homemade baked goods, desserts from local businesses and by purchasing “build your own” ice cream sundaes with unlimited toppings. Continue reading “WT Food Frenzy: A Fantastic Finale”
It’s May! The April showers are gone, it’s starting to feel like summer, and that means … Bike Everywhere month!
This year WT has assembled a team of 22 riders to participate in the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike Everywhere Challenge. Our goal: raise money for Bike Works, a local non-profit whose mission is to build sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling. Through their repair and re-cycle shop in
Columbia City, they teach kids (and adults) about bicycle assembly, maintenance, and safety. In addition to the health benefits, their programs establish a community centered around the freedom and sustainability of bicycling. Weber Thompson is hoping to raise $1,000 in donations, so even that 1¢ per mile pledge can add up fast! Although commuting is a large percentage of this mileage, we believe fun rides and trips to the supermarket are equally important to reduce our carbon footprint, so we are counting every mile toward this goal.
In addition to this charitable goal, we always try to address another goal: having fun! We are planning a number of office rides, for lunch, happy hour, and even a tour to check out some of our WT projects (they are popping up everywhere, from LUMA on First Hill, to the Fremont Office Building in … wait for it … Fremont, to Evergreen Park, out in Bellevue!). Add in the other great events associated with Bike Everywhere Month and it’s going to be a fun month of May!
So if you have your own team and want to compete with the “Weber Thompson Wheelies,” or if you like Bike Works and want to participate in our fund raising challenge, join us—get out and ride!
On July 10th Weber Thompson kicked off the first day of Food Frenzy, a local food fundraiser campaign supporting the Seattle based non-profit organization: Food Lifeline. From July 10-24th Weber Thompson along with 100 other Seattle firms will be competing in friendly competition to see who can raise the most money in support of the cause. Food Lifeline provides meals during the summer months to kids who rely on free or reduced lunch. The organization provides more than 88,000 meals a day to local food assistance programs and continues to find innovative and sustainable approaches to stopping hunger.
Weber Thompson kicked off the campaign Friday night with a fiesta themed cocktail night. The event featured tasty drinks and a firm-wide cornhole tournament. Intern Brad Untereker took home the victory defeating (former intern, now staff) Leslie Maienschein-Cline in the final match, clenching the first place grand prize. The campaign began with a rousing success, raising over $300 dollars during the first of six events scheduled to occur over the two week long campaign period. Continue reading “Food Frenzy off to a fabulous, tasty start”