“We were surprised to see so many people pause to hug and take their picture with our mascot “Howie”
Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
American Financial Resources, Inc. (AFR) embraces many philanthropic opportunities throughout the year and strongly believes in helping families and local communities it serves. Recently, the company participated in the American Cancer Society’s annual “Making Strides of Parsippany” breast cancer walk held on October 20, 2013.
Through its AFR Gives Back program, the Company embarked on a multi-faceted fundraising mission to meet their fundraising goal where employees were able to participate in a number of ways that allowed them to engage in the event and raise funds at a level they were most comfortable with:
- A Raffle of a VIP parking spot for 6 months
- Pink Ribbon Sale event
- Wear Jeans on Wednesdays leading up to the event
- Pink Support Bracelets
- Bake Sale
- Loose Change in water cooler jug
- Walking the event
All of the fundraising events took place during the previous months leading up to the event date where employees collectively exceeded their fundraising goal.
“We understand that in today’s demanding society, finding time to volunteer or participate in community awareness programs can prove to be challenging. However, the benefits of participation or volunteering are enormous - to you, your family and the community as a whole”, said Company President, Corey Dubnoff.
“People volunteer or participate in philanthropic engagements for a number of different reasons”, Mr. Dubnoff continued. “Reasons range from a desire to learn new skills, have fun or because they find something they are truly passionate about and want to do something good for others. They want to make a difference. Some are completely devoted to the cause, while others simply wish to do their bit where they can. Employees who participated in any or all of the fundraising events experienced a sense of achievement. This allowed for a help yourself, while helping others experience. The event also enabled employees to embrace a sense of accomplishment both personal and collectively as a company team”.
During the walk, the company’s very own life-size mascot “Howie Lend” made a special appearance in support of the cause. “We were surprised to see so many people pause to hug and take their picture with our mascot “Howie”, Mr. Dubnoff concluded.
The company and its employees are currently preparing for their annual Holiday food drive and the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree gift program.
About American Financial Resources, Inc.
Lender NMLS: 2826. AFR is an approved lending institution holding an A+ Accredited rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), is an Equal Housing Lender and an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a wide range of loan choices at competitive rates to new and existing customers. Company headquarters is located in Parsippany, New Jersey.
Forward-Looking Statements- American Financial Resources, Inc. is a privately held company. This press release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the expected benefits to consumers from using AFR services. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual future events. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based on limited information currently available to AFR, which is subject to change, and AFR will not necessarily update the information.
About the American Cancer Society
The organization is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to finish the fight. Every breast cancer walk and event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to honor those who have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them.