Guest Post By: Andie Day, BLANCO Design Council Member
My family and I are remarkably fortunate. My three adult children have never encountered the life threatening health issues faced by those in the care of St. Jude Children’s Hospital (SJCH). Sure, we’ve made many trips to the ER for stitches, broken bones and the like over the past 30 years, however, the prognosis was positive each and every time. With my youngest graduating from college in May I decided the time was right to show appreciation for being blessed with every mom’s greatest wish: good health for her children. I joined a local SJCH fundraising later that month and have been working with the committee to produce a meaningful gala in October.
Learning that It costs nearly $2MM daily to keep SJCH’s life-saving operations in motion has made it easier to ask for support from industry friends. As a newbie to this arena, I have to admit that my first call was to BLANCO to ask for their support by donating products to help raise money for this cause. For me, as well as many of my colleagues, BLANCO is much more than one of the largest manufacturers of luxury sinks and faucets. Throughout the years, BLANCO has proven how much they truly care about people through their strong support of the design community. From my perspective, BLANCO is deeply concerned with what captivates the attention of the consumer, the design community and its own team. There’s a reason why over 50% of their employees have proudly remained with the company for 10 years or more. This interest translates into superior product innovation, trade support and worthwhile causes.
With the encouragement and backing of BLANCO and many other brands, the gala was a tremendous success. The community worked together and because of their exceptional efforts revenue for this event increased by 31% over the previous year.
On behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we would like to thank you for your donation of products to the OC Gala auction. Your generous support of our organization has helped to save lives.
How to Save a Child
- Volunteer/Support: You can make such a difference. Contact St. Jude in your community http://www.stjude.org/volunteers
- Get your family and friends involved in an event
- Donate Now: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671
- Donate Monthly: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671&frequency_selected=1&sc_icid=dropdown1
- Purchase your holiday gifts at St. Jude and help save a life
Photos Courtesy of Evan Dorian. Kaptured Images http://www.kapturedimages.com/