BCG’s Rose Ramos joined the Firefighter’s Burn Institute Zumbathon fundraiser on August 27. The money raised at the Zumbathon helps provide recovery programs and treatment for burn survivors, among other causes. The 2-hour Zumba class was joined by various Zumba instructors and Zumba enthusiasts who all raised funds by inviting friends and joining the raffle. Rose got the chance to dance and help out with the booth this time!
The Ronald McDonald’s House of Charities in Sacramento holds an “Outdoor Work Party” on the second Saturday of each month where volunteers help in weeding, trimming and sweeping at the RMHC grounds. Rose Ramos, BCG’s AAP/EEO Quality Control Specialist, joined last month’s ground’s clean up together with other regular volunteers in the RMHC. Rose makes it a point to go every other month and join the fun while helping a great charity.
This week, Lori Lee, BCG’s Director of Marketing, volunteered at the Placer County Office of Education (PCOE) Resource Fair to help families in need get ready for the return to school. I was able to donate a few new backpacks and assist with sorting and stacking clothes, clean-up, and customer service (helping families shop and assisting where needed).
The Resource Fair makes it possible for students to get free backpacks, school supplies, clothing haircuts, children’s books, and any necessary vaccinations, among other things. Placer County Food Bank handed out some food, Paul Mitchell School of Cosmetology students gave haircuts, breakfast and lunch were catered by local restaurants. To top it off, each family was given raffle tickets when they checked in and PCOE raffled off various gift cards to local establishments such as Target, gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants. It was a pretty impressive event.