Our Mission at CBI Workplace Solutions and the Live Love Serve Foundation is to LIVE a God centered life focused on LOVE. We do this by SERVING our communities through the support of religious and other charitable organizations that positively impact people.
This week our Associates in the CBI Piedmont Triad market lived this mission as they partnered with the United Way to collect and create Boo Bags to distribute to local children on Halloween. The United Way typically hosts a Trunk-or-Treat event each year, where children in the community can come in-person to safely collect candy and socialize with others. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trunk-or-Treat took on a different form this October with the help of CBI.
The CBI Piedmont Triad market hosted a community drive where they collected items like hand sanitizer, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sidewalk chalk, notebooks, snacks and candy and placed them in gallon sized zip lock bags to be given out by the United Way. The Piedmont Triad Architectural and Design Community, as well as, many of CBI's vendor partners showed up to support this cause, bringing donations from their own locations to ensure that CBI had the items they needed to make the Boo Bags complete. These Boo Bags were made to lift up the children receiving them and bring some joy during the unusual time of a global pandemic, however, they also brought together so many individuals from the Piedmont Triad business community and allowed us a little joy too.
Susan Russell, CBI’s Market Leader in the Piedmont Triad Market, learned about the United Way’s call for Boo Bags through an organization called Volunteer Center Triad in Greensboro.
“When I saw the need for trick-or-treat bags by the United Way, I thought this would be a fun way for our organization to provide support to our local community while also spreading some Halloween joy. The United Way’s goal was to obtain 400 Boo Bags for local children in our community. By the week before Halloween, 1,500 Boo Bags had been created. Our CBI Piedmont Triad and A&D community contributed 200 bags to the effort, about half of the United Way’s initial goal.”
Jennifer Heinz, a CBI Piedmont Triad Associate says, “We had a great time collecting materials and assembling Boo Bags for children in our community. My favorite thing about the Boo Bags is that each contains an encouraging, handwritten note for the kids to read. It’s been a difficult year for everyone, and we just wanted to help provide a little extra support for these kids on a special holiday.”
CBI Workplace Solutions and the Live Serve Foundation is proud to partner with the United Way in many of our markets.
Learn more about the United Way of Greater Greensboro, their mission and how you can get involved by visiting their website at https://www.unitedwaygso.org/. Happy Halloween!