Since losing my mother to breast cancer on May 28th of this year, it’s become my personal quest to find a cure for this disease. I’ll be joining many other The Container Store employees at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday to help raise money for breast cancer education, screening and treatment for women. However, most of the members of my team – the Store Replenishment team in our Distribution Center – won’t be able to attend the race due to their work schedules.
So, I talked to our Store Replenishment manager and supervisors about other ways to get our team involved. We agreed that if our Distribution Center employees raised $300 – enough for three women to get mammograms – then supervisors John, Chris and Chad would each dress up and come to work the Friday before the Komen Race in a pink tutu, wig, top, tiara and shoes. And yes – all three are male supervisors. J Being the awesome people that they are, they agreed to participate without hesitation, and employees were pretty excited to make a donation to see them get all dressed up!
We met and exceeded our fundraising goal for Susan G. Komen, and had a really great time doing it. I’m so appreciative that my team rallied around this cause that I’m so passionate about – it’s this kind of thing that makes working here so special!
John H., Store Replenishment, Distribution Center