Tampa, Pittsburgh Provide Food And Toys, Respectively

A Castle Made Of Cans Collected For The Ronald McDonald House

Something about food brings out the artists at TQL Tampa.

Back in May, the Tampa office constructed the Great Wall of Cereal as part of Feeding Tampa Bay’s #CerealForSummer campaign. Now they’ve used canned goods to make sculptures before delivering the food to Ronald McDonald House.

TQL Cares for the Holidays shines a spotlight on what some of our people and teams around the company and country are doing to make their communities better during this traditional season of giving.
Team Tampa collected about 1,000 cans of food between Nov. 10 and 18 for longtime partner Ronald McDonald House.
“We have been working with RMH here in Tampa for the past three years,” said GSM Jeff R. “We like to work with them because we know it matters and what we are able to provide is an instant help to them.
“There is instant gratification knowing that the food we collect is going directly in their pantries to feed the families who have more important things to worry about, like their loved ones in care at Tampa General Hospital.” 
Logistics Account Executive Malayna R. and trainee Sean W. delivered the 1,000 cans to Ronald McDonald House Nov. 30.

“The experience was incredible,” Malayna said. “I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after seeing the true joy and appreciation on their faces, I couldn’t have been happier to participate. It was a great feeling being able to provide all that food to all the families staying there.”

TQL Pittsburgh sold casual passes the last two weeks of November and used the money it raised to buy gifts for Top 40 radio station Kiss 96.1’s annual Stuff a Bus campaign benefitting Toys For Tots Pittsburgh.

“I feel like (casual passes) get the most return for getting people interested,” said Cali S., the national sales recruiter who organized the collection. “We’ve done them before and had good results.”

Team Pittsburgh came armed with 110 toys to help stuff bus #19 on Dec. 1. The Kiss 96.1 effort typically fills 50 buses during the holiday season.

“They were great to work with,” Cali said. “They were so nice and appreciative. When we got there they wanted to know what company we were with and made sure they got our pictures and everything. It’s a great cause.”

Team Pittsburgh is looking forward to a row-by-row office decorating contest as Christmas draws closer.

What is your team doing to make an impact this holiday season? Share details of your team’s efforts – with photos and/or videos – at tqlcares@tql.com. We’ll highlight some of them on the #LifeAtTQL social media channels and here on the blog site.
Because TQL Cares for the Holidays.

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