Volume Nine Piling Pennies to Fight Hunger

Volume Nine Piling Pennies to Fight Hunger

This November, our team at Volume Nine participated in a penny drive to benefit the Community Food Share – a nonprofit providing food for local Denver area basic needs agencies as well as free food to families with school age children who are living in poverty.

Anne Preble (left) from Volume Nine presenting the donation to Debbie Gill (right), Donor Services Coordinator for Community Food Share.

Anne Preble (left) from Volume Nine presenting the donation to Debbie Gill (right), Donor Services Coordinator for Community Food Share.

For two weeks our Denver office was divided into three teams: Pa Pa Pandamonium, Hammer Time Hummingbirds, and Power House Penguins. We battled it out, adding pennies to our own teams’ jars for positive points and silver and dollars to the opposing teams’ for negative points. Things got pretty heated competition wise and team Pa Pa Pandamonium ended up on top!

While the friendly office competition was fun,  the real winners were the families helped by the Community Food Share. With all our teams donations and a monetary match from Volume Nine, we were able to donate $604 to CFS in order to bring food to families in the Boulder and Broomfield counties. Community Food Share is able to provide 4 meals for every $1.00 donated to them, that means Volume Nine’s contribution equates to 2,416 meals!

Volume Nine Penny Drive winners, team Pandamonium

Volume Nine Penny Drive winners, team Pandamonium

Volume Nine is proud to support our Colorado community this holiday season and all year round.  Our President and founder, Chuck Aikens is passionate about being more involved in causes like this one as we move into 2014.  He says, ” One of our initiatives overall for the company is to not only develop an awareness for those in need around us, but to find ourselves enabled and empowered to take action.  When what, relatively speaking,  takes so little effort on our part and has the potential to make such a huge difference in someone else’s life; it seems selfish not to.”
To find out more about how you can help the Community Food Share, visit their website or call  303-652-3663.