For the month of January, Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, dedicated its charitable efforts to the Anne Arundel Medical Center NICU. The $2004 raised will provide babies who are premature or critically-ill with professional neonatal health services. Leading the charitable efforts were Ellen Moore (Chief Operating Officer) and Dawn Ashburn (VIP Agent). The duo picked this charity for a very unique reason.
“Our children were born into the NICU at the same time,” Moore said. “When I met Dawn, I saw photos of her twins with NICU wires and asked. We figured out that my daughter and her boys were in there together, so it made sense to raise money for them.”
To support this charity, Moore and Ashburn led a variety of activities to get employees involved in this month’s charity. Some of these activities included jeans days, a scavenger hunt around the company campus that educated participants about the NICU and a reverse raffle where employees paid to get out of having to do the Chicken Dance at the monthly company meeting. Perhaps the most memorable charity activity was called Sticky Fly where employees paid for strips of duct tape to tape Ellen to the wall (see image).
A big thank you to Ellen, Dawn and the Travel Advantage Network employees who helped in this success! To find out more information about this charity, you can visit their official website here.