Prudential Connecticut Realty’s
Yields Office Winner and Thousands of Donated Food Items for Local Food Banks
What started as a friendly, inter-office challenge between co-workers turned into an all-out, heated competition between the real estate agents of Prudential Connecticut Realty’s East Hampton and Colchester offices. The challenge: the “Food Fight of 2009!” The goal: helping people in the community.
Starting November 1 and running until the end of the year, each office worked diligently to outdo the other by collecting food and monetary donations for the East Hampton and Colchester Food Banks.
With the winner of the contest promised a catered breakfast provided by the losing office and a trophy declaring the winner and bragging rights for the year, the agents were determined to gather as many of the much-needed food items as they possibly could. Donations were collected at local businesses, and many people brought food items and monetary donations directly to the Prudential Offices located at 42 East High Street in East Hampton and 87 Broadway in Colchester.
On December 30, the numbers were tallied, and on Tuesday Office Leader Susan Canedy announced the winner at a joint office meeting at the Goff House: the agents of the Colchester office, who collected 1935 items of food (including monetary donations).
The runners-up, the agents of the East Hampton office collected 1525 items of food and monetary donations. The grand total: 3460 items of food donated to the two town Food Banks!
“Compassion is one of the Core Values we consistently embrace at Prudential Connecticut Realty”, Canedy said. “And the selfless, spontaneous and generous work on the part of all of our agents to make this contest a success is evidence that we have truly internalized this value. Our agents put countless hours of their own time into this challenge, in some cases standing in the cold and snow outside a grocery store. They did it willingly, even cheerfully, as part of a mock-battle between these highly competitive offices. But, they never lost sight of the true goal; to help as many people as possible in what we all know has been a very difficult year.”
“We’d especially like to thank several businesses in Colchester that so generously supported us, including Stop & Shop, Noel’s Market, Kingbuilt Kitchen & Bath, Wireless Zone, Mark’s United Auto, Broadway Wine & Spirits and Richard Dadona, who provided us with a specially designed banner for our donation tables.” submitted by Renee Dumaine, Administrative Coordinator East Hampton Office