In an earlier post, we announced Sylvan's mission to raise at least $250,000 between our Centers nationwide and Corporate to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Our franchisees are off to a great start by donating scholarships and creating teams to fundraise and participate in their local Light the Night Walks (LTN).
At corporate, we are also off to the races with our fundraising efforts. Between creating teams on our corporate page to gearing up for multiple events leading up to the Baltimore LTN walk, we are excited to be a part of such an important cause. To raise awareness in the local community, we plan to host a "stART the Night" art show with local artists, donating a portion of the funds to our fundraising goals. Sylvan also plans to initiate a blood drive at our downtown office and invite members of the surrounding community to participate.
Corporate employees are also teaming up to create gift baskets that will be raffled off at our corporate employee meeting at the end of the month. And, did we mention our Snack Cart Mondays? One Monday each month leading up to the walk, our leadership will take turns rolling a snack cart around the office to sell premium snacks, desserts and sodas. We’re planning to wrap-up September with a fundraising night at a local restaurant in the Harbor East community, where a portion of sales will benefit the Sylvan Learning Baltimore Team.
In addition to fundraising, we also want to provide LLS families with the educational tools and resources that they will need for the school year. We will be putting together care kits full of school supplies and fun educational resources. These kits will be assembled at our Sylvan Annual Conference in Palm Springs in October and given to the local California LLS chapter. We will also be repeating the initiative in Baltimore after conference.
We are thrilled to partner with such an amazing organization. Stay tuned for additional updates on how Sylvan is bringing the heat for LLS.
Want to help the cause? Visit our corporate page to make a contribution!