Archive for September, 2014
Over the weekend, a group of employees from our marketing team took part in the Central Crown rally. We set off from Minneapolis and headed out to downtown Chicago with plenty of pit stops, sight seeing and other fun adventures along the way. With over 50 cars taking part in the rally, we had some stiff competition but our vehicle – which we appropriately named the “Banana Bronco” pulled through and we came in 26th place! Check out the highlight video below for a quick rundown of our trip!
The Central Crown rally wasn’t just for fun though, proceeds from the event went to support the Minneasota based non-profit People Serving People. People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused shelter in Minnesota. What distinguishes People Serving People from other emergency shelters is the broad range of on-site programs and services designed to address common barriers facing homeless families. Our ultimate goal is to permanently end a family’s homelessness with one visit to our shelter. We’re proud to be able to assist this great cause here in the Twin Cities.
Check out more from our trip in the photo gallery below!
As you can see, we had a blast driving this 1973 Bronco across three states, five cities/towns and many many many gas stops! We’re looking forward to taking part in the Central Crown rally again next year!
When we started the Buy Happy Backpack Round-Up last month, we here at Morrie’s thought raising just around 1,000 was a pretty lofty goal. Boy were we wrong! Imagine our surprise when the final tally came in at just over 4,000 backpacks for local Twin Cities students. Additionally, we donated $10 for each backpack providing The Salvation Army with over $40,000 to go towards school supplies.
We couldn’t have done it without the generous support of each team member at our store locations, the customers, vendors and everyone else that chose to donate. Both our Brooklyn Park and Cadillac locations tipped the scale, bringing in over 1400 an 1200 backpacks respectively. Please take a look at the video below from our team here at Morrie’s to learn just how important this really is to students across the state.
We made the final drop off to The Salvation Army yesterday and the team couldn’t have been more excited. Additionally, KSTP came out to film a segment during the drop-off which can be viewed HERE by starting the video at the 11:38 mark.
Once again, many thanks to all of you who made the campaign an enormous success! You all are the real reason we succeeded. You donated bags. You helped amplify the message and because of your efforts thousands of kids will be better equipped to succeed this school year!