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Dec 21

Reaching Out in 2015

Posted by Sequoyah Electric

The holidays are all about giving back to the community, and no one knows that better than Sequoyah! Over the last 8 years, Sequoyah Electric’s Reaching Out program has included participation from our employees, as well as their family members and friends coming together in support of our community. The Reaching Out program ties in with one of Sequoyah’s Core Values of being “actively engaged in our community.”   This act of teamwork is how we make a bigger impact beyond what we can do personally. We look forward to continuing our community involvement and relationship building in 2016.

Here is a snapshot of Sequoyah’s “2015 Reaching Out” activities:

Winterbash 2015

At this year’s annual employee appreciation party, our team raised over $8,000 to benefit the Seattle Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, American Cancer Society and Northwest Harvest.

Employee Charity Golf Tournament

In May, our team raised funds for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Medical Teams International.

Northwest Harvest

This year our team packed a total of 26,190 pounds of rice, oats and apples, which equals 24,761 meals! On Saturdays in February, May and November, our team of 90+ volunteers packaged bulk food into family sized portions to be distributed to over 180 food banks statewide.

Food Drive Competition

In addition to collecting over 700 pounds of food, our team donated over $7,000 to Northwest Harvest.

The American Heart Association’s Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk

On a cold Saturday morning in October, 14 “Team Sequoyah” walkers got up early in support of the American Heart & Stroke Association. Our team also collected donations to support the American Heart Association’s clinical, educational, and research programs in the greater Puget Sound area.

Adopt a Family

This year Sequoyah adopted 27 children and 9 families from the Everett Boys & Girls Club and the Redmond YWCA. Each child received gifts from their wish list and a stocking packed with goodies. Our families also received a gift basket and grocery gift cards.

Home Team Harvest

For a second year in a row, Sequoyah provided an army of volunteers in support of “KING 5’s Home Team Harvest” benefiting Northwest Harvest. On Saturday, December 5th we had 37 volunteers staked out at 4 different Puget Sound sites collecting donations.

Toys for Tots

Sequoyah volunteers spent this last Saturday collecting Toys for Tots at the Everett Toys-R-Us store.

In addition, Sequoyah has supported many great organizations such as Swedish Hospital’s Rivkin Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Autism Center, Puget Sound American Heart Association, St. Clare Hospital, Rainier Scholars, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and many more in 2015.