On Friday, February 1, the Blue Energy Committee at Hilton Clearwater Beach hosted a bake sale in our back hallway for the Team Members. Our goal was $85 to purchase a flag for a local veterans’ home, Bay Pines. They are receiving a new flagpole in March complete with an entire day’s ceremonies and we wanted to donate the flag to them. Rather than have the hotel simply purchase the flag, we thought it would be an appropriate gesture for all team members to be involved in raising the funds, and with a bake sale we could do this without directly asking the team members for a donation.
All baked goods were donated by members of the Blue Energy committee, some store-bought and some baked. The table was manned for four hours by members of the Blue Energy Committee, and at the close of “business”, we had raised twice as much as we needed. The team member support and turnout was incredible! The extra funds will be used to donate food and other items to the home.
Posted on Feb 6, 2013