This year PTAA’s executive director Jon Lowder is once again trying to raise money for our annual summer food drive, and if you’re willing to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC you can rent his time for any number of reasons. Even better, if you make the donation before June 30 then your money will be automatically matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor at Second Harvest, so it’s doubled! Not sure what you can do with his time? Well, here’s what he’s written to give you some ideas (you can find full details here):
Last year I ventured to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC by doing something called Jon’s Pentathlon of Pain. This year I’m focusing on raising funds in the month of June because Second Harvest has a program that matches every dollar donated until June 30.That means if you donate $10 it magically turns into $20.
So here’s how it’s going to work: if you have a challenge, task, stunt that you want me to do then send me a description of what you want me to do (see instructions below), and how much you’re willing to donate to Second Harvest to have me do it. Because time is short the project/stunt doesn’t have to be completed in June, but the donation does have to be made and we can arrange for it to be done later.
I reserve the right to not accept any challenge or project – I’m not getting piercings or tattoos folks – but I listen to any offer.
Here are some ideas:
- Hire me for a day (I’m sure we can figure out something useful I can do)
- A writing project
- A podcast
- An embarrassing video (here’s an example from last year)
- Wear your company’s schwag (hat, shirt, etc.) for a day
Just use your imagination. To bid just send me an email or leave a comment on the Jon’s Challenge Facebook page.
Want to just make a straight donation? You can do it through my office’s food drive donation page here and just shoot me a message to let me know how much you donated.
Let’s get busy and help feed the hungry in our community!
As you may know, PTAA’s Summer Food Drive kicked off on May 1st and we’ve been delivering food collecton boxes to apartment communities throughout the Triad so that they can participate. Details on how you can participate are below, but before we get to that we need to point out an important piece of information: Any money you raise for Second Harvest between now and June 30 will be matched by a donor. So every dollar you give magically turns into $2!
Of course we want you to participate in any way you can, and Second Harvest definitely needs food and cash donations, but if you are going to make a financial donation then you might try to make it in June so that the money is doubled and has a maximum effect!
You can make a financial donation here.
Our full Summer Food Drive webpage is here.
New This Year – Community Level Competition!
We’ve always had a competition between management companies to see which can raise the most food/money, but this year we’ve added two new levels of competition:
The community with over 200 units that donates the most will win Breakfast on the Go for its residents.
The community with under 200 units that donates the most will win Breakfast on the Go for its residents.
Want to sign up your community to participate? Use this form.
Come on out to the ballgames!
Once again we are partnering with the Winston-Salem Dash, the Greensboro Grasshoppers and WXII12 to promote the food drive to the general public. We will be collecting food at the Dash game on July 15 and the Grasshoppers game on July 22. Keep an eye out for the ads when they run on WXII12 in July, and if you’d like to bring your families out for a great time you can purchase tickets from PTAA to attend.
Buy Winston-Salem Dash tickets here.
Buy Greensboro Grasshoppers tickets here.
PTAA’s annual summer drive to collect food for Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC kicks off over the next week and we’d love to see all of our apartment industry friends get involved. Here’s a couple of ways you can do so in the immediate future:
Fill the Stands With Cans! on July 9-10
We have partnered with the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Winston-Salem Dash and WXII to help collect food and cash for Second Harvest during two games next week. The first is July 9, 2015 at the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the second is July 10, 2015 at the Winston-Salem Dash. Here’s how you can get involved:
Volunteer to collect food/money at the gates for either game. Just email us at email@example.com to register or call the office at 336-294-4428.
Take advantage of the private boxes we’ve secured at each game and attend with your coworkers, family and friends. The price is $35/person and includes all the food you can eat, and there’s also the advantage of being able to hang out in a sheltered box so no worries about the humidity. In addition the Grasshoppers Game has a ‘Thirsty Thursday’ promotion and the Dash will have fireworks after the game. Make sure to register today! Hoppers Registration – Dash Registration
Matt’s Run to Fight Hunger, July 4, 2015
Matt Ketterman, a PTAA Board Member and long-time supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC, is once again hosting his 5K/10K to raise food and money to fight hunger. There’s no entry fee for the race, but he does request that you make a donation to Second Harvest. The run is Saturday, July 4 at 7:00 a.m. and starts at Fleet Feet in Greensboro (3731 Lawndale Drive).