TRG Employees Stuck On Charity
St. Louis-based TRG Group employees joined together for the first in a series of events to help raise money for the March of Dimes campaign. The official kick off began with a TRG sponsored event, “The Fly on the Wall” which culminated in the literal taping of two TRG employees to the lunchroom wall (all in the name of good fun and charity, of course).
“The Fly on the Wall” fundraiser began with the generous participation of six employees (contestants), including Becky Pessin, vice president/controller; Ed Travis, executive vice president—leisure brands; Laurie Gilner, president—travel gear division; Jason Morris, vice president of brand operations; Luke Smith, product designer and Jacque Woosley, sales operations manager.
Each of the six volunteers received a designated container with his or her name on it to collect charitable donations. During the contest period from March 3 to 7, TRG employees dropped dollar donations or spare change into the containers of the contestants they most wanted to see duct tapped to the lunchroom wall. In return for each dollar donated, employees were given one yard of duct tape to stick their potential “fly” to the wall.
In a very close race, the top charity earners were Travis and Morris. Both employees showed tremendous team spirit and were taped to the TRG wall during their lunch hour for a good cause. In total, TRG raised over $1,300 for the March of Dimes during the first week of fundraising.
Event organizer and 2008 March of Dimes team captain, Sarah Paikai said, “The event was a huge success. Not to mention hilarious to see our colleagues taped to our lunchroom wall.” Co-captain Dana Akers said, “It’s really a fun way to get involved for charity. It couldn’t have been such a success without the loyal support of our fellow employees.”