Velcome To Olsommer-Clarke Insurance’s 2020 Dress for Charity Voting!
Please vote for your favorite Costume/Character or Charity. The top 3 Winners will be announced on Monday 11/02/2020 and each charity will be provided a donation in honor of the winning Employees. Voting will close at 11:59 pm on 10/30/2020. Please vote for up to 3 choices. And don’t forget to share with all your friends and family!! Happy Halloween!!
Leaderboard – updated throughout the day:
As of 5:30pm votes. (The top 3 Winners will be announced on Monday 11/02/2020)
Employee Name: Ashly (and Stoli)
Costume: Milkman & Cow
Charity: After the Races (https://aftertheraces.org/)
After the Races is a 501(c)3 Thoroughbred rehabilitation and rehoming center located in Elkton, Maryland that takes in retiring Thoroughbred racehorses. We combine the horse’s history from the track with a vetting on the farm so that we can then put together a rehabilitation plan that fits each individual horse’s needs. As the horse is rehabilitated, we spend time evaluating the horse’s temperament and physical capabilities. When ready, we begin the retraining process for horses in the program and seek to match them up with suitable, long-term homes that fit each individual horse. Horses come to After the Races through various backstretch programs initiated by local racetracks dedicated to finding good homes for horses in their care. We also receive horses from private owners and trainers who are looking to ensure their horses get a chance at a second career beyond racing. Since After the Races’ inception in late 2010, we have found an increasing desire among racing professionals to see their horses get a second chance and we could not be more excited to work with them to realize this dream.
Employee Name: Cheryl
Costume: The Operation Game Guy
Charity: Newfoundland Library (https://www.waynelibraries.org/)
Newfoundland Area Public Library was founded in 1967 and is a nonprofit organization offering an array of services: book, movie, and audiobook rental; public computers and laptops; free wifi; printing and copying; book sale room; STEAM kits; community rooms and more!
Employee Name: Corrin
Costume: Gypsy Fortuneteller / Seer
Charity: Lackawanna County SPCA – Griffin Pond Animal Shelter (https://www.griffinpondanimalshelter.com/)
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter was established as the Humane Society of Lackawanna County in 1938 to provide shelter for homeless, unwanted, and abused animals. The shelter cares for over 200 animals on a daily basis as well as provide for animals that are sick, elderly, and injured that are in their custody due to various reasons such as owner surrender and cruelty case investigations. They are completely funded by private donations and because they do not receive any federal, state, or county funding, they rely on fundraising events and the generosity of caring people. They give these animals a second chance and help prosecute and prevent cruelty to animals while also promoting adoption awareness, humane education, and responsible pet ownership.
Employee Name: Don
Costume: Sheriff Jim Hopper from Stranger Things
Charity: Wayne County YMCA (http://ymcawayne.org/)
The YMCA is a founding nonprofit organization, offering health, hope, and opportunity. Parents find a safe, nurturing environment for their children to stay active, be engaged, and learn positive values. Children and teens play and develop self-confidence while feeling accepted and supported. Adults connect with friends, pursue interests, and learn how to live healthier. People from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to volunteer and help strengthen their community. Everyone knows the Y as a place to camp, swim, or exercise, but they’re so much more – working side-by-side with neighbors to address critical community needs that help kids develop into smart, resilient adults, for people to improve their health and build a sense of community, and for the most vulnerable young people to get the care and support they need. Together Everyone Achieves More.
Employee Name: Jeff
Costume: Rate Wizzard/Warlock
Charity: Hamlin Fire & Rescue Co (https://hamlinfire-rescue.com/)
Hamlin Fire and Rescue Company was founded in 1962 and is a volunteer-based organization located in Hamlin PA. Their mission is “A Concern for Others” providing Fire and Rescue protection to Salem and Sterling Townships and EMS protection to Salem, Lake and Sterling Townships.
Employee Name: Jon
Costume: Billie Eilish
Charity: United Way of Central Kentucky (https://www.unitedwayck.org/)
United Way of Central Kentucky solves complex and costly community challenges by forging partnerships and mobilizing resources to find new solutions to old problems that not one organization can address alone. Together we win by inspiring others to join the fight against our community’s most persistent problems and empowering individuals and families to reach their fullest potential. Serving Hardin, Breckinridge, Grayson, LaRue and Meade Counties, United Way of Central Kentucky invites you to change the odds for residents across our region. “Connecting our community for the common good.”
Employee Name: Kaitlin
Costume: Demonic Clown
Charity: The ALS Association (http://www.alsa.org)
The ALS Association was established in 1985 and is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front. ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. There is no cure for ALS yet. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. The mission of The ALS Association is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.
Employee Name: Kelli
Charity: Make-A-Wish (https://wish.org/)
For children diagnosed with critical illnesses, a wish come true can be a crucial turning point in their lives. A wish can be that spark that helps these children believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses. This impact is why we are driven to make every one of these wishes come true. Make-A-Wish traces its inspiration to Christopher James Greicius, an energetic 7-year-old boy battling leukemia who wishes to be a police officer. In 1980, his Phoenix community came together to make his wish come true. Little did Chris know that his wish would create a movement that would transform millions of lives. Today, Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of life-changing wishes to children battling critical illnesses. Wishes that give families hope through dark times, strength to persevere and experiences that forever change their lives.
Employee Name: Robin
Costume: Evil Scarecrow
Charity: The Christopher Rowan Memorial Fund
The Christopher Rowan Memorial Fund was established following his 2012 death at the age of 28 to develop programs and activities geared toward educating area youth interested in fishing, hunting and the 4-H programs. An avid outdoorsman who believed strongly in the our 4-H programs and the agricultural industry as evidenced by his memberships in both the Bethany and Cold Spring 4-H clubs, and his love for showing livestock at the Wayne County Fair, the Northeast PA District 4-H Show, the Pennsylvania State 4-H Show, and the Pennsylvania Farm Show, Christopher thrived on his love for fishing and all forms of hunting. The purpose of the Christopher Rowan Memorial Fund is to honor his memory by helping youth experience the very activities that he enjoyed and believed in so strongly throughout his lifetime. All donations will be used to sponsor activities such as youth pheasant hunts for first-time hunters and fishing events to encourage kids to get out and enjoy these sports safely and responsibly. Funds will not only be used to support our hunting and fishing initiatives, but an annual donation to the Nebzydoski White Memorial Jr. Livestock Sale Scholarship is made to help provide scholarships to participants in the Wayne County Livestock Program. For further information on how you can help or to make a contribution, please contact Robin Rowan at 570-642-1601.
Employee Name: Susanne
Costume: Edna Mode from The Incredibles
Charity: Operation Christmas Child (https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/)
In the summer of 1993, Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham received a call from a man in England asking if he’d be willing to fill shoeboxes with gifts for children in war-torn Bosnia. Franklin agreed, but figured Christmas was months away. He forgot about the promise until he received a call back around Thanksgiving asking about the gifts. Franklin asked his friend the late Pastor Ross Rhoads of Calvary Church of Charlotte to see if he could help with the need. A Sunday shortly afterward, Pastor Rhoads demonstrated for his congregation how to fill a shoebox with simple gifts and encouraged them to include a letter to the child as well. Within weeks, the church had 11,000 shoeboxes lining their hallways. Due to their generosity and additional gifts from Canada, Samaritan’s Purse sent 28,000 shoebox gifts to children in the Balkans that Christmas. Every year since, Samaritan’s Purse has collected shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993, more than 178 million children in more than 150 countries have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love.