GlobalCHF VA Office Grace Network Food Drive

img_20150925_114948The GlobalCHF VA office completed a food drive to benefit Grace Network during the month of November. Employees were asked to bring in non-perishable food items, as well as hygiene products and even house hold cleaners to help restock the shelves of this organization right before the holidays.

20150923_120159Grace Networks helps people who are experiencing a difficult financial situation with rent/housing assistance, utility assistance, as well as feeding program for those in need. People are able to go to Grace Network and shop through their panty to ensure they are getting items they will use to avoid waste. Employees collected hundreds of items to donate. The VA office also organized a “Spirit” week to have fun dress up days and charged one can of food for participants, some of the most notable days included comic book day, GlobalCHF Day, and Blast from the Past. The GlobalCHF VA office looks forward to future opportunities to help this worth-while organization.

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GlobalCHF VA adopts the SPCA of Martinsville & Henry County in November

20151110_084340Each Tuesday during the month of November employees went to the SPCA each week to help get animals ready to be sent to bigger organizations that help these animals find their much needed forever home. GlobalCHF employees work closely with the SPCA staff to load puppies, dogs, kittens, and cats into carriers and ready for transport.1103150858a

During the month of November employees helped to earn money on behalf of the SPCA by volunteering during a local furniture sale hosted by Hooker Furniture. Employees helped wrap and load purchased furniture and half of all funds earned during this sale were donated to the SPCA. The GlobalCHF VA office has been dedicated throughout the year to this worthy cause and wanted to help the SPCA finish the 2015 year out strong. 20151114_080311

GlobalCHF VA Office Partnered With the Salvation Army to Prepare a Lunch on October 14, 2015

On October 14, 2015 the GlobalCHF VA office partnered with the Salvation Army to prepare a lunch to provide to those in need in our community a free meal. The lunch is held each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and serves between 15-50 people during this time. The GlobalCHF VA office has adopted the second Wednesday of each month to make the meal as well as serve food and clean up to help this amazing organization. The GlobalCHF employees prepared a casserole as well as corn, refried beans and fruit cocktail. During the event we had over 40 people attend and had to make a second meal of chicken alfredo to serve all of the hungry patrons. The GlobalCHF VA office looks forward to helping with this event throughout 2015 and hopes to raise awareness for those in need in our community.

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GlobalCHF Employees Helped to Serve Concessions During a Rooster Walk Event

GlobalCHF employees helped to serve concessions during a Rooster Walk event on October 10, 2015 in Virginia. The event held in Uptown Martinsville included 3 lives bands and numerous vendors to help grow the Penn-Shank Memorial Endowment Scholarship Fund as well as the Rooster Walk instrument donation and repair program created in memory of former GlobalCHF employee Todd Eure. The festival also helps to bring people back to uptown Martinsville by including a scavenger hunt in the festivities to encourage people to visit various uptown attractions such as the Virginia Museum of  Natural History, the Dick and Willie Trail, the New College Institute and various other uptown attractions. The winner of the scavenger hunt Jessie Ward received 2 free VIP tickets to next year’s Rooster Walk Spring festival valued at over $300.00. The event had over 500 in attendance and raised over $7,500.00. The GlobalCHF VA office is committed to help with future events with Rooster Walk.

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GlobalCHF VA participates in the SPCA Zombie Run & 5k

20151024_101119On October 24, 2015 the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County held the second 20151024_095230annual SPCA Zombie Run and 5K event. The event has runners make their way down the local Dick & Willie trail that is infested with zombies and run for their lives. The race is timed and although the zombies are there, each runner is able to make their way down the trail with ease.

20151024_111043 The second run held is called the Fun run and during this event the zombies actually attempt to catch your flag as you run by. The GlobalCHF VA office helped during this event with numerous volunteers with jobs ranging from makeup, first aid, and even our very own GlobalCHF Zombies. We also had several runners participate. In total $13,000 was grossed to benefit the SPCA.  GlobalCHF looks forward to helping the SPCA with future events.20151024_101127

GlobalCHF VA Adopts the SPCA During the Month of August

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The GlobalCHF VA office adopted the SPCA during the month of August. Employees volunteered throughout the month to help support this organization. Each Monday during August employees went to the SPCA facility and washed puppies that were about to leave for another Shelter. In total close to 100 puppies were washed during this time. Kittens were also helped during GlobalCHFs visits as employees held warm compresses to kittens fighting eye infections to help minimize swelling and ease the kittens discomfort. Employees also attended the Smith River Fest and worked at the SPCA booth. They helped to walk dogs and puppies around the festival providing information about the pet and the SPCA to help these animals find their forever home. The GlobalCHF VA office employees were very excited to help the animals in need throughout the month and look forward to continuing to help this great local organization.

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Smith River Fest Helgramite Hustle 5K Mud Run

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The GlobalCHF VA office supported the Miles in Martinsville challenge series by running in the Helgramite Hustle 5 K mud run to benefit the YMCA of Martinsville and Henry County on August 8, 2015. This program helps to support the local YMCA by providing funds for various things including providing scholarships for YMCA memberships and day care services as well as funding programs like Activate Martinsville.  The Run spans 3.2 miles and includes 18 obstacles, 10 mud pits, and a water slide. The GlobalCHF VA office had 8 employees in the race and several friends and family also joined into help support this great cause. The GlobalCHF VA office looks forward to future opportunities to promote healthy living and  support local programs.

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GlobalCHF Helped the SPCA During Their Second Annual Putts for Mutts Golf Tournament

The GlobalCHF VA office partnered with the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County to help support the second annual Putts for Mutts golf tournament. The event took place at Chatmoss Country Club on July 23, 2015. 84 golfers participated including members of the GlobalCHF staff to help raise funds for this organization. Concessions and raffle tickets were sold to benefit the SPCA. The event included a chance to win $100,000 and a vacation for one week in Hawaii.  Many other prizes included gift cards to local restaurants and stores for special prize golf holes throughout the course. The GlobalCHF team helped to register golfers and provide players with their hats and swag bags upon arrival as well as watching prize locations for potential grand prize winners and serving concessions. In total over $10,000.00 was raised during the event to help care for local animals while they are waiting for their forever home. A special thank you to Jim Mills Nissan Chrysler Dodge and Jeep Automotive for their platinum sponsorship of this event. The GlobalCHF VA office is committed to help the SPCA of Martinsville and Henry County in various events throughout the year in an effort to help raise awareness about this worthy cause and ensure all of the animals are able to find their forever home.

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Rooster Walk Sponsorship

Rooster Walk and Global Children’s Humanitarian Foundation have again partnered together to continue the Repair and Replace program created in memory of Todd Eure in 2014. The program allows people to donate used band instruments to Rooster Walk. Rooster Walk then has the instrument repaired and donated to a local school’s band program. To continue the great work coming from this program Global Children’s Humanitarian Foundation donated $1,000.00 in memory of Todd Eure a former GlobalCHF employee. Eure was an avid band member from fifth grad until his graduation from City school in 2000 including jazz and marching bands. “What a great way to honor someone’s life by passing on a love for music and band to a child that may not otherwise get this type of opportunity” said Blake Shumate GlobalCHF General Manager.

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GlobalCHF Atlanta – American Heart Association Cupcake Fundraiser

GlobalCHF Atlanta employees kicks off a Fundraiser for American Heart Association with a cupcake bake sale in the lobby of the building.   Employees donated cake mix, frosting, cookware supplies and baked over 240 amazing cupcakes for the fundraiser.  Employees also volunteered their time covering the cupcake table and passed out AHA awareness pamphlets for the event.

 The amazing cupcakes sold completely out and people were inquiring about the date of our next AHA cupcake fundraiser. Monetary donations were accepted also during the bake sale. 

 Donating to the AHA helps research, public health education, professional education & training, community services and investing in the future and daily AHA operations.

GlobalCHF proudly joins with the American Heart Association in an extensive effort to make the country’s workplaces healthier –  an urgent need because of obesity, inactivity, high blood pressure and other chronic health problems in the workforces.

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