Union County Employers, Cincinnati Thermal Spray and Enterprise Rent A Car, Get Creative For Workplace Fundraising Campaigns

Photo #1: Cincinnati Thermal Spray, General Manager, Scott Crabtree (right) and CTS employees celebrate exceeding their UWGUC Workplace Campaign Goal.
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Enterprise employees got into the spirit of Halloween by organizing a costume party to benefit United Way of Greater Union County.  Enterprise participates each year in the annual workplace campaign to raise awareness about UWGUC and to encourage employees to pledge donations through the pay-roll deduction options.
Union County, North & South Plainfield, NJ ~From employee appreciation lunches to a Halloween themed karaoke night, these are just a few of the many ways employers inspire their employees to participate in United Way of Greater Union County’s (UWGUC) Annual Workplace Campaigns.  Workplace Campaigns provide a fun and exciting opportunity for the employees to give back to their community.  Each campaign is unique to each workplace partner and is designed to increase awareness of UWGUC and its work in the community and to also raise funds through payroll deductions and donations.  

“The exciting part about workplace campaigns is that they give each company the power to get creative and do something impactful for the community and at the same time fully engage their staff. Also, campaigns provide opportunities for employees to stand up and demonstrate their leadership qualities,” explains James W. Horne, Jr., President/CEO, UWGUC.

Cincinnati Thermal Spray, located in Springfield, NJ, was particularly creative this year.  Led by Campaign Coordinator, Seline Margotta, from Cincinnati Thermal’s Human Resources department, a BBQ was organized complete with prize raffles for Paid Time Off, fun sporting events, and a TV Show Trivia Game.  General Manager, Scott Crabtree manned the grill and made burgers and hot dogs for employees, while Vice President of Cincinnati Thermal Spray, Shane Elbel, who was visiting CTS local sites, joined in on the afternoon activities.  Seline and Scott are prime examples of how campaign coordinators and teamwork can really motivate a group of people to not only increase donations but increase engagement as well.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car held a festive Halloween themed karaoke party at Central Park Restaurant in Roselle, NJ complete with silent auctions, costume contests, raffle prizes and more as a way to say thank you to those employees who participated in this years’ campaign.  The auction included bids for the heads of each department to work in any of the Enterprise branches, for one day.  Raffle prizes included a $250 American Express Card, an X Box1 a Nook Tablet, and a new set of Beats Headphones.  Enterprise even held a Karaoke contest for best and worst performers of the night.  Employees danced the night away as corporate titles and departments were forgotten, and all came together to celebrate yet another year of a successful United Way Campaign.  As the recipients of UWGUC’s 2014 Ignite Award, Campaign Chair and Enterprise Regional Vice President, David Deibert, along with Campaign Coordinator and Regional Human Resources Manager, Erica Smutko, exceeded in their efforts this year to raise over $32,000! Enterprise Rent-A-Car has truly become a trailblazer within our community, not only through fundraising but through advocacy and awareness.
“We would like to say thank you to all of our corporate partners for their continued support and for changing the odds for families in need throughout Union County. Together we can make an impact and this is what it truly means to Live United!” states Mr. Horne.

On behalf of the staff, and Board of Trustees, United Way of Greater Union County would like to say thank you to all of their corporate partners who volunteer their time and make Workplace Campaigns possible each year.