Friday, May 3, 2013

Announcing the results of the SRD Volunteer Giving Challenge 2013!

We are pleased to announce the Results of our 1st Annual Spring Rebuilding Day Volunteer Giving Challenge! Last Saturday, we asked over 1,000 volunteers to consider making a pledge to Rebuilding Together Seattle to support over 60 homeowners on our Safe at Home Program waiting list.  We had no idea how the challenge would turn out, but after our Area Coordinators called in their numbers on Saturday afternoon, we couldn't believe what were hearing!

In short, the results of the challenge were overwhelming.  25% percent of volunteers pledged a donation to Rebuilding Together Seattle, with an average pledge of $80.00!  Because of the generous donations of our volunteers totaling $14,222, along with the RTS Board and Staff matching donations of $4,500, we estimate that we will be able to help 75 homeowners with the necessary repairs they need to stay safe and warm through the winter with our Safe at Home Program.

Our first challenge was the Sponsor challenge.  We told our Sponsors that the group with the highest percentage of volunteer participation would receive a FREE ice cream party that afternoon.  Assumption Catholic Church blew everyone out of the water with 100% volunteer participation AND an average donation of over $100.00!  Holy smokes!  Finishing in 2nd place was Gonzaga University, who had over 90% participation.  3rd place went to the RTS Young Professionals Society (YPS) with over 70% participation.

Our winning group, with 100% participation, was Assumption Parish!

Our 2nd place group, with 91% Participation, was Gonzaga University

 Our 3rd place group, with 72% participation, was the RTS Young Professionals Society!


As our winning group, Assumption Catholic Church, was rewarded with an ice cream party on Saturday afternoon from Sweet Wheels gourmet sandwiches! Since we had ordered extra ice cream, we were also able to bring the ice cream to the Gonzaga site and the RTS Young Professionals Society site to share.  Check out these photos of the volunteers receiving their sandwiches:

RTS thanks all of our participating groups on Saturday:

Assumption Catholic Church
Center for Spiritual Living
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Gonzaga University
Foster Pepper
Goodman Real Estate
Howard S. Wright
Intellectual Ventures
Junior League of Seattle
KPFF Consulting Engineers
Seattle City Light
Swinerton Builders
Van Ness Feldman
Wells Fargo
RTS Young Professionals Society (YPS)

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for making Spring Rebuilding Day and the Volunteer Giving Challenge a huge success!  Stay tuned for upcoming blog posts announcing all of our donors and the results to our individual giving challenge, including the free Shuffle and Surface drawing!

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