Friday, March 22nd marked the end of Shiel Sexton’s annual United Way Campaign. The United Way campaign serves as a time for Shiel Sexton employees to give back to the communities that have given us so much. Every year, Shiel Sexton’s SSCares team leads a week full of competition and camaraderie to raise excitement for United Way.
Both the Charlotte and Indianapolis offices began the campaign with kickoff events. In Charlotte, United Way of Central Carolinas Chief Development Office Clint Hill spoke to the group and then they built snack kits for the Boys & Girls Club. The morning concluded with a pizza lunch.
The Indianapolis office celebrated with a breakfast bar – complete with cereal, milk, donuts, fruit and granola bars. United Way of Central Indiana conducted a poverty simulation and provided fabric for Shiel Sexton employees to create tie blankets to benefit Early Learning Indiana. Through this activity, Shiel Sexton was able to produce 15 blankets to the organization.
On Wednesday, March 20th, the Charlotte office and jobsites received donuts onsite as a sweet reminder to give to United Way of Central Carolinas. In Indy, 30 employees battled it out during a Cornhole Competition for bragging rights and some United Way swag. Superintendent Tony Eisenhut took home the gold with an impressive 27 beanbags sunk in the hole in the two-minute timeframe.
The Indianapolis office concluded the week with a Souper Bowl. Eight participants brought in soups and chili four their fellow coworkers to taste and judge. Jay Hostetter took first place for the second year in a row with a spicy Jamaican Jerk Chicken Chili. Natalie Shotts followed closely in second place with a traditional homemade chili.
Though this week was full of fun events, our employees never lost sight of United Way’s vision. The company brought in more than $14,000!