For the month of February the Valdosta location of Barnes Healthcare Services chose Easter Seals of Southern Georgia as the charitable organization for the month. Chanda Hall-Wright, an employee at our Valdosta office, headed the fundraising for the month of February. Her idea of a Valentine's day basket raffle where employees, family, and friends could purchase tickets for a raffle in order to raise money for Easter Seals, would end up bringing in the most money we have raised for our monthly charities to date. Chanda, her team and several other employees from our Central Billing Office (CBO) recruited sponsors to contribute to the baskets.
Overall twenty-four business and individuals contributed to each of the four baskets up for grabs. A drawing was held on February 14 and the winners were chosen.
From Left to right: Misti Ray won the Women's Basket, Cheryl Mixson won the Family Basket, LaRonia Burnette won the Couple's Basket, and Jennifer Roe won the Men's Basket
Overall with the money collected from the basket raffle and employees donating throughout the month of February for Jean Friday's*, Barnes Healthcare Services was able to raise $4150.00 to donate to Easter Seals of South Georgia.
Heidi Bryant, family support and respite coordinator, Chanda Hall-Wright, Barnes Drug Store employee, and Kristen Baumgartel, Megan’s House coordinator, hold the presentation check for the money donated to Easter Seals of Southern Georgia.
Barnes Healthcare Services would like to thank all the sponsors that donated to the baskets for this months Charity: Sponsors included Southwind, Steel’s Jewelers, Sebastian Mobile Detail, Matt’s Elite Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Sonny’s BBQ, Jac’s Lanes, The Mill, Chick-Fil-A, Wooden Rose Bouquet from Aurora’s Corner, Fisherman’s Paradise Gift Certificate, Nails By Chris, Anthony & Co. Spa, Urban Bella Boutique Certificate, Tiny Bubbles, Carter’s Meats, Jungle Jym’s pass, family mini photo session with Jennifer Chmielewski, Goo Goo Express Car Wash, The Mix, Valdosta Stadium Cinema, Lemongrass Day Spa, Flower Gallery, Zonia Bailey.