We could not ask all of our dedicated companies to run employee campaigns without running one ourselves. This year our internal campaign was coordinated by our newest staff member, Kimberly German. Kimberly researched the best practices lists, surveyed some of our campaign coordinators and came up with some fun internal campaign ideas. Our office was divided into two teams based on ages, Baby X's and Team XY. The staff had to pay $3 to participate in the weekly group activities or $5 to sit out. Each week points were awarded to the two teams based on the various activities. The staff created United Way themed window displays, competed in generation based trivia games, had a change war and found out who really knows their coworkers the best. Between the fundraisers and employee contributions, our office raised more than $7,500 for our community! The "wiser" team (Baby X's) ended up winning office bragging rights. United Way President/CEO, Cherrie Benchley, will treat the staff to a pizza party for having 100% participation and going over the set goal.