Friday, June 5, 2009

Hawthorne Credit Union Managers Get Hands Dirty for Charity

Today the senior managers are taking on a task that would fall under the “other duties as assigned” category on our job descriptions: we’re spreading mulch! We’re reducing our landscaping costs this year by spreading the mulch ourselves and donating a portion of the savings to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which raises money for cancer research and treatment. The donation will be part of a bigger fundraising effort for the Naperville Relay for Life, which takes place next weekend, June 13 at the Naper Settlement.

We spent last Friday afternoon spreading mulch and doing other landscaping clean up duties at our Naperville branch and this afternoon we’ll be spreading mulch at our Bolingbrook branch. We were lucky enough to have a charitable-minded landscaping company - Waldschmidt & Associates of West Chicago – that was willing to donate the mulch and use of their equipment (valued at approximately $1,000) for the project.

I was surprised when I first heard about the idea, but it was a lot of fun!

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