Following a social media contest organized by Arpin Group, Inc. over the 2019 holiday season, The Neighborhood Food Pantries of Northwest Dupage County, Illinois today received the grand prize of $500.
The Arpin Holiday Giving Contest took place between November 26, 2019 and January 6, 2020, across Arpin’s multiple social media platforms. Applicants were to display what type of charitable work they were performing over the holidays by using the hash tag “#arpinholidaygiving” in their social media posts. Whomever made the worthiest contribution, would receive $500 from the company to be donated to a charity or organization of the winner’s choice. The lucky winners of the contest were Jeanette Tomaselli, Kenisha Winford, and Mary Meyer, Arpin move coordinators based out the Chicagoland area.
The winning Arpin team members and Neighborhood Food Pantries’ volunteers and staff were on hand for the check presentation, which occurred on January 29 at one of their six locations in the Chicago area. “We chose The Neighborhood Food Pantries for the contribution because we believe that the dollars would go further in our own neighborhood,” Jeanette said. “NFP has been helping families for the last 20 years with compassion and dignity.”
Heather Kash, Development Director of the Neighborhood Food Pantries, was elated upon receiving word of the donation. “We are so grateful for the generosity and support of companies like Arpin and their amazing employees. The $500 donation will help us to feed two families for an entire year. Please know that you are making a tremendous difference for our neighbors in need!”
Arpin Group, Inc. is grateful for having had the privilege of making a difference in the lives of families in NFP’s community and look forward to learning about and working with the organization in future endeavors.