The Super Service Challenge is a nationwide initiative, founded in 2011 in Indianapolis, IN, with the mission to spread the message of service and win money for a deserving charity. Workplace teams are formed. These teams then choose a local charity, serve that charity and finally submit a brief video or photo presentation of their service on the Super Service Challenge website. The winning teams receive a portion of more than $1 million for the charity they chose.

In just a few months, thousands of participants in 42 states served more than 700 charities across the U.S. Because the judges were so touched by all of the service projects, each charity served received a check. Prizes ranged from $1,000 to a Grand Prize of $25,000. Winners were announced Jan. 9 and four teams reached the Grand Prize goal, including Eli Lilly and Company for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB).

Lilly employees volunteered with KIB as part of their Global Day of Service. More than 8,000 employees took part, planting trees and perennials, spreading mulch, collecting recycling and painting murals.

“This money will allow us to create a better environment for the people of our city. It will also allow us to hire more young people through our Youth Tree Team program. These young people go out and care for trees, where our neighbors can’t, enriching them as citizens of tomorrow for Indianapolis,” said Dave Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

Shiel Sexton would like to congratulate our partners and clients, Eli Lilly and KIB, on this outstanding achievement. Your service to the community and Indianapolis is remarkable!

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