Innovative Energy employees came together last week for the company’s Christmas party, which included a gift exchange, plenty of food and a silent auction. As it was last year, the goal of the silent auction was to raise money for a local family coping with financial hardships.
Everyone from the production workers and office staff to the executive directors and the company’s president took part in the silent auction. Many also donated additional funds after the auction ended. The funds were then used to purchase clothes and other necessary items for the children of the family as well as toys for the younger children. A $100 gift card to a local grocery store was also purchased.
This is the second year that Innovative Energy conducted a fund-raising silent auction as part of its company Christmas party. After last years’ event raised more than $600 to help a struggling local family, it was decided that such efforts should be a part of every Christmas party at Innovative Energy for years to come.
The employees of Innovative Energy came together last week to raise more than $600 for a local family in need. Everyone from the production workers and office staff to the executive directors and the company’s president took part in a silent auction and then donated additional funds during the company’s Christmas party.
With the help of Lowell town officials, employees learned of a local family struggling to endure through financial hardships and the unexpected loss of the children’s mother. The funds will be used to provide Christmas gifts for the family, with the children’s primary request being for clothing. The silent auction raised $381, to which company employees added an additional $250 in personal donations.
This was the first time Innovative Energy conducted a fund-raising silent auction as part of its company Christmas party, but everyone was very pleased with the end result. The company plans to make this an annual event.
“This was more than just a company donation, it was kindhearted people coming together to help a neighbor,” Carl Kurek, an employee of Innovative Energy, said. “Everyone just really felt for this family and was happy, more than happy, to be able to offer them some assistance.”