Oklahoma City, OK — May 11, 2012 — More than 25 QuiBids.com employees left work early yesterday to take two Oklahoma City families on a grocery shopping spree and stock the food pantry at Western Heights Middle School, in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
“It’s our idea of fun,” said Jill Farrand, QuiBids’ director of public relations. “While we do business all over the world, we want to contribute charitably in our immediate community.”
While one team transported a large supply of food from the Food Bank to Western Oaks, another met two underprivileged families at a south Oklahoma City Homeland store for an afternoon shopping spree. QuiBids employees decorated the families’ shopping carts, helped them with their groceries, played with their kids, and picked up the tab at the checkout.
“Most of the time, people don’t like to ask for help. They’re proud, even when they’re in tough circumstances, but they weren’t made to feel uncomfortable, or like they were receiving something that they weren’t entitled to,” said Laura Glover, the Food Bank’s director of development, who went to help at Homeland. “It really matters to [Food Bank employees] to see people who want to participate, when volunteers and people from corporate cultures actually want to engage clients.”
Both families also received a Homeland gift card worth $250 for their next trip to the grocery store.
This is only the first of QuiBids’ planned on-the-clock charity events for 2012, which we’ll be referring to by the Twitter hashtag #BringOnTheFun. So keep an eye out for our blue QuiBids Charitable T-shirts in the Oklahoma City community!
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