Every year, students on university campuses across the country organize a Right to Play fundraiser. For those unfamiliar with the charity, Right to Play is an organization that helps disadvantaged kids in disadvantaged regions play sport. The concept is that these kids learn teamwork, leadership, and receive all the healthy mind and body benefits that accrue with team sport. Right to Play helps kids in my city and around the world.
|Right to play organizers Tastiness of a pie|
The event that the students organized at my school works like this. The student volunteers get some profs, faculty members, and student leaders to donate 15 minutes to be pied in the face. A "pie-er" is then selected based on the highest donation targeted towards the volunteer pie-ee. Its a lot of fun, especially if you like whipped cream. Embodied in this approach is a fun competition amongst the volunteers to have the highest donation level. And this is where TD fits in.
I decided to ask for a few donations from some of the business that I frequent. After explaining I the charity, and the friendly competition that I was in, Right to play generosity of employees of different businesses. But when I visited my local TD branch, the bank manager called me into this office. He said, "Bob, we love to help out good causes... we love to help local causes. And, we love you as a client. Let's see what we can do. I'll see if I can shake the tree..."
Good luck Right to Play. And to the organizers of the fundraiser- well done!
And, to my pie-ers.... I'll get you back ;-)