ALKU issued the following announcement on April 12.
Yesterday, the ALKrew stopped calling for business and started calling for the kids! Our Government Division in Herndon, VA shut down the office for 2 hours on Thursday and fired up the phones for charity, calling field employees, family, and friends alike! The annual ALKU Calling Hour benefits BEST Kids, a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers D.C.’s foster care youth to build better futures.
In typical ALKU fashion, we had to add an element of competition to our calling hour! The top 3 fundraisers were awarded (in order) with an extra day of PTO, a $100 Amazon gift card, and a $50 Amazon gift card. Jordan DiPietro snagged the top spot raising $967.40, with Nate Rose in second raising $885, and Katie Fitzsimmons in third with $713.51. All in 2 hours’ time!! Nothing like supporting the mentoring cause and a little competition to get the ALKrew fired up!
ALKU’s Herndon office has been fundraising for BEST Kids since the beginning of March. The annual BEST Kids Superhero 5k and Fun Run takes place just around the corner on April 20th. The ALKrew is split into 2 fundraising teams with a total collective goal of $15,000. Currently, the two teams have raised a total of $8,000 for the kids! Keep up the great work Herndon because you know we had to add a little competition and incentive to the whole fundraising process…the top fundraiser will win tickets to a Caps game, and the top fundraising team will have dinner and an escape room on ALKU!
ALKU is a strong supporter of BEST Kids as the organization aligns with our company mission of supporting youth mentoring in our local communities. Our support of the mentoring cause doesn’t stop here though! Our annual ALKU Scholarship is also happening right now. Check out the link to our scholarship for a high school senior in a positive mentoring relationship here: http://www.massmentors.org/alku-scholarship
If you’re interested in joining the ALKrew in their support of the mentoring cause, consider donating to the BEST Kids fundraiser here: https://bestkidssuperhero5kfunrun.itsyourrace.com/donate/team/ALKUTeam1
Good luck to our Herndon office in their last week of fundraising before the 5K! Keep up the great work!
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