ePromos Served up Hot Lunches & Distributed Free Promotional Items to Those in Need
ST. CLOUD, MN – A promotional supplies company offering a full suite of services and solutions for B2B and B2C companies, employees of ePromos Promotional Products, Inc. spent their work day giving back to their neighbors in St. Cloud, Minnesota. ePromos participated in PPAI Work Week – an industry-wide event dedicated to celebrating promotional products and their value – by volunteering at the local Salvation Army in St. Cloud. The group served hot lunches and distributed promotional items to those in attendance in what all of the volunteers agreed was a humbling and gratifying event.
According to their website, the St. Cloud Salvation Army “assists Central Minnesota residents with a wide range of basic needs services, including a midday meal program and an emergency overnight shelter. Aid is provided to anyone in need without discrimination.” The non-profit organization also leads worshiping services each Sunday, and runs a food shelf during the week. On any given weekday, the Salvation Army serves lunch to up to 150-200 local residents. ePromos volunteer April Van Dyke said of the organization, “Personally, it was a great experience helping the ones in the community in need. It amazed me on how many lunches were served that day and that the Salvation Army does this Monday-Friday, what a great thing our community has.”
The volunteer group was comprised of ePromos staff members and its local Minnesota events team, who served lunch to 150 people. Promotional items were also distributed at the center – including branded bags, water bottles, power banks, sunglasses and more. ePromos hopes to make a difference by sharing corporate gifts and supplies with organizations that are helping to create a better world.
“The luncheon was truly eye opening and humbling. It was great to see how much of an impact one organization can pull together with the help of multiple business entities collaborating for a good cause. I applaud the Salvation Army for their generosity and the assistance they provide to those that need it most in our community.
I’d also like to thank ePromos for letting us get involved. The recipients absolutely loved the merchandise we gave them. I heard a few people say, ‘It’s like Christmas. Thank-you so much!’ Everyone was very grateful, and we all felt great after leaving.”
– Volunteer Nick Lee
ePromos employees plan to continue to volunteer at events like this to give back to the community. Volunteer Misty Goebel affirms this by adding, “We all greatly enjoyed this volunteer experience. I know others in our organization will participate in future volunteer activities after hearing about this enjoyable day.” The company supplements these volunteer efforts with the longstanding ePromos for Good initiative, in which the company gives away $500 in free promotional products to one non-profit organization each month. ePromos believes that promotional products are much more than items imprinted with a logo – they have the power to drive action, inspire change, and make a lasting impact.
About ePromos Promotional Products, Inc.
Founded in 1998, ePromos is one of the top promotional products distributors in the world. ePromos has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list, and has received more than 25 web awards and marketing accolades, as well as six “Best Places to Work” awards. ePromos offers more than 15,000 promotional products and an expert staff of Brand Consultants to help customers grow their businesses with innovative and creative marketing products and campaigns. For more information, visit www.epromos.com and keep up with all the latest by following along on social media.
About Salvation Army – St. Cloud
The St. Cloud Salvation Army assists Central Minnesota residents with a wide range of basic needs services, including a midday meal program and an emergency overnight shelter. Aid is provided to anyone in need without discrimination. In addition, the organization operates a food shelf during the week, and their officers lead worship services every Sunday.