AFSCME Council 8 members were busy at the end of 2016 spreading goodwill and good cheer. Check out our highlights!
AFSCME Holiday Party 2016
On December 16th AFSCME Local 1632 held their Holiday Party at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 189 Union Hall located at 1250 Kinnear Rd. There were close to 200 members that RSVP’d to attend, but due to inclement weather approximately 120 members were in attendance. Also a very special guest was in attendance, “Santa Claus.” Entertainment was provided by John Baisden from KCK-Karaoke, and the dinner was provided by Gloria Sutton of Caterers Three.
There was also a 50/50 drawing that raised $130.00, with $65.00 going towards Families for a Cure. There were seven gift baskets raffled off that raised $395.00, with a grand total of $460.00 going to Families for a Cure. Paul Rual from Families for a Cure was there to accept the donation from Chip Moore, President of AFSCME Local 1632 and Mike Winland Co-Chair of AFSCME Local 1632 Charities Committee. All in attendance had a wonderful time, and a special thanks to Roberta Skok, Regional Director of Ohio Council 8 and Bill Devore, Staff Representative of Ohio Council 8.
Inter-City Toy Drive
From November 14th to the 25th, the great employees of the City of Columbus opened their hearts to buy a new toy for Nationwide Children Hospital. There were 15 drop off points throughout the City that gathered a HUGE donation for a great cause. All toys were delivered to Children’s Hospital on December 2nd to a warm thank you from the administration. So a HUGE THANKS to all the City employees!
Food for Families Food Drive
On December 10th AFSCME Local 1632 teamed up with St. Stephens Community House for the second annual Food Drive. For a donation of 5 non-perishable food donations, you got a picture with Santa Claus. There was a great turn-out and all food went to local families. A special thanks to Amy Kerns, Administrative Project Manager at St. Stephens for letting us hold the event at St. Stephens, and all the AFSCME Local 1632 members that helped at the event.
Toys 4 Tots Toy Drive
On December 2nd AFSCME Local 1632 teamed up with 99.7 The Blitz radio station and held a toy drive to help benefit the mission of the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys For Tots. We had an AMAZING turnout from the great citizens of Columbus, and gathered a lot of toys that were turned into the Toys for Tots drop-off point.
A huge thanks to Courtney Stone, Production Manager at 99.7 The Blitz, Lopper & Randi, Radio Personalities, Frankie Hejduk, Former Columbus Crew Player, and Shawn Jarvis, Owner of 22 Caliber Tattoo Studio’s for assisting in the toy drive. A BIG THANK YOU to the AMAZING citizens of Columbus for opening your hearts for this great cause.