ERS employees begin this year’s Christmas project
By BRENDA HARRISON Editor of The News Journal Florence, S.C.
Employees at Employee Reward Solutions have begun this year’s annual Christmas fund-raising efforts to assist local charities.
The employees have formed five teams which are competing to raise the most money for their chosen recipients – the House of Hope of the Pee Dee and Florence County Disabilities and Special Needs Board.
A different team is preparing and selling lunchtime meals each week until Christmas to compete for bragging rights for raising the most money from their efforts.
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, Team One offered a choice between four homemade soups and chicken pot pie, with salad, dessert and a beverage for a donation of $8 or more.
The upcoming menus include:
Dec. 6 – Barbecue chicken sandwich with slaw, chips, dessert and beverage for $8 donation.
Dec. 12 – Grilled burgers and dogs with homemade chili, chips, cookie and beverage for $8 donation.
Dec.14 – Taco bar offering a choice of hard or soft shell tacos, chips and salsa, brownie, cookie or cake, and beverage for $8 donation.
Dec. 19 – Taste of Italy featuring homemade lasagna, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. This is being prepared by the Management Team. A $10 donation is requested.
Food is served from noon until gone or 2 p.m. The public is welcome to come enjoy a meal, on a first come first served basis, at the office at 151 West Evans Street (use back entrance from the County Complex parking lot).
ERS has conducted this holiday project since 2010.
The funds raised by the employees are matched by the company and given to the two charities which had been selected by the employees. Last year, $4,500 was presented to the two non-profit agencies.