Missouri Regional Office Personnel Club concludes a busy year of giving and teambuilding

Missouri Regional Office Personnel Club concludes a busy year of giving and teambuilding

Back (L-R): Jocelyn Holmes, Dr. Kevin Bredeman, Jenny Meehan, Dr. Ernest Graypel, Bryan Wieberg, Blake Farrill; Front (L-R): Christina Bolton, Heather White, Cindy Schupp

Between wrapping up the year-long team building Survivor Challenge and collecting/making items for our “Adopted Foundation,” the Missouri Regional Office personnel club has had a busy month in December. The Survivor Challenge has been a 12-month competition within the regional office with challenges ranging from puzzles, to less than appetizing foods, and ending with everybody tossing in their “buffs” to become part of different teams to make reindeer antlers out of balloons and pantyhose.  Teams had twenty minutes to make the tallest antlers possible. The winners’ antlers were 53 inches tall!

Missouri Regional Office Personnel Club concludes a busy year of giving and teambuilding

Back (L-R): Marcia Garber, Randy Bullington, Jane Hubbs, Dr. Kevin Bredeman, Debbie Shellman, Dr. Jerry Lovelace; Middle (L-R): Stacey Hawkes, Diana Miller Shelley Frye; Front (L-R): Becky Mealy, Stormi Moeller, Christina Bolton, Healther White, Kelley Kuensting, Deborah Calliham

Every year Missouri’s personnel club try to do a couple different fundraisers to support the community.  In August we donated backpacks filled to the brim with school supplies for local schools, and at the beginning of the year we started a dime jar for monthly contributions to raise money to donate gifts during the holiday season. In the past we have selected a particular family to support, but this year we chose a different route and selected a foundation called HALO to support.

HALO is a group that houses young women between 16 and 21 (ages for Jefferson City, but differ in other cities), who are pregnant or have young children, and have little to no family support. With the money raised this year, the Missouri regional team was able to donate much-needed everyday items like blankets, pillows, and cleaning supplies. And, in the spirit of the holidays, each young lady and child will receive a set of pajamas and a homemade blanket.