During the month of November, CDL employees volunteered and financially supported six charities throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The six charities were Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma, the American Heart Association, The Big Heart Brigade, Meals on Wheels and Tykes and Teens. Beginning on November 3 and running through November 28, CDL employees, families and friends were in the community making the holidays bright for those in need in the community.
Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation – Take Steps Walk West Palm Beach – November 3
CDL was once again the Premier Presenting Sponsor for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation Take Steps Walk West Palm Beach at CityPlace. The event took place Saturday, November 3 and more than $96,000 was raised by Team CDL for the Foundation. Since 2010, Team CDL has raised more than $520,000.
This year’s event was extra special because Rebecca Levine, daughter of shareholder Joel Levine, was named the 2018 Honored Hero. Team CDL was excited to once again be part of the 2018 Take Steps Walk and support families and friends throughout Palm Beach County.
Leukemia and Lymphoma – Light the Night Walk – November 9
On Friday, November 9, Team CDL was on hand to show support for the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s Annual Light the Night Walk. Fifteen team members walked during the evening hours with illuminated lanterns at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach.
Team CDL came in fifth place as the Top Corporate Team. In addition, CDL’s Keith Pence was the number five Top Fundraiser among 335 who participated. In total, more than $900,000 was raised to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
The American Heart Association – The Heart Walk/Top Dog – November 17
On Saturday, November 17, CDL was a major sponsor of the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk. As part of the sponsorship, Team CDL members manned the Top Dog Photo Booth. 25 pets were photographed and entered into a contest to win the title of “Top Dog”. In addition, pets were treated to bowls of fresh water, dog treats and CDL dog bandanas.
During the event, more than $800,000 was raised as more than 6,000 walkers and runners participated. On November 26, the American Heart Association announced that CDL’s Monique Morris’ dog Sofie was the Top Dog Contest winner!
The Big Heart Brigade – Thanksgiving Meal Preparation and Packaging – November 17 and 18
On Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, Team CDL, family members and friends turned out for the Big Heart Brigade at a fire station in Palm Beach Gardens. The annual event brought out thousands of volunteers who prepared and packaged meals for the less fortunate in the community, including wounded U.S. military and first responders.
Twenty-six CDL representatives were on hand with other businesses, charities and individual volunteers. Because of Team CDL and others’ efforts, more than 50,000 people in Palm Beach County received a homemade meal for Thanksgiving.
Meals on Wheels – Pie It Forward Campaign – November 20
Team CDL set a goal to sell 100 pies for Meals on Wheels’ 2018 Pie It Forward campaign and did it! The generosity of CDL employees, clients, family and friends was extraordinary and 100 homebound seniors in Palm Beach County received one week’s worth of delivered meals.Team CDL came in fifth place among 54 other corporate teams.
On Nov. 20, 100 pumpkin, apple and pecan pies arrived at the Firm – courtesy of CDL’s Audit Manager and Meals on Wheels’ Board Member Chris Micolucci and CDL’s Tax Processor Kathleen Gallagher. In total, more than $112,00 was raised during the one month pie-selling campaign which began in October and provided meals to approximately 4500 seniors in Palm Beach County.
Tykes and Teens – 11th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights – November 28
CDL sponsored for the first time Tykes and Teens’ 11th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights in Stuart. Tykes & Teens is a 22-year-old non-profit organization serving infants through teens who are in need of mental health services due to illness or trauma.
During the one week event beginning November 25, guests enjoyed a spectacular display of holiday trees, wreathes and centerpieces decorated by local businesses. CDL’s sponsorship of the Champagne Tea included a children’s fashion show, raffle and silent auction. More than 3,000 people visited the Festival and more than $135,000 was raised during the event.