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Executive Elf Challenge

Silicon Valley Executives played Santa for a day! This season, more than 60,000 low income children received gifts and clothing through the Family Giving Tree's Holiday Wish Drive. To share the holiday spirit and bring awareness to the magnitude of the problem, the Elves hosted a competition amongst the employees of our host companies and biggest supporters.

With the help of City Year Volunteers, over 300 Silicon Valley CEO's, executives and others wrapped, 'shopped' and bagged gifts in a fun competitive environment; a warehouse brimming with 60,000 gifts! After preparing more than 1,500 gifts for agency pick-ups, participants then dressed their favorite executive as Santa (or Mrs. Claus) and paraded around the warehouse for their comrades (and media!) to admire. See our Facebook Page for photos of the event.

 

 

Details

If your group would like more information on the 2012 Executive Elf Challenge, please contact Katie@familygivingtree.org

 

Time/Date/Location: TBD

 

2011 Participants

 

RTI – 2011 1st place winners
Siemens Ultrasound – 2011 2nd place winners
CafePress – 2011 3rd place winners


Allied Waste Services
Aruba
Burr Pilger Mayer Inc.
Cisco
Crowne Plaza
EMC
Huawei
Juniper Networks
KLA-Tencor Corporate Marketing and Sales
MIPS
NetApp
Pacific Hotel Management
Samsung
SCCFCU
Stryker
Siemens Ultrasound
Technology Credit Union

Additional Information

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March - Host registration begins

June 8th - Backpack cards sent to hosts

August 1st - Backpacks are due!

Sept. 20th - BTS Appreciation Luncheon

Full Calendar of Events

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Everything you need to run a successful Holiday or Back-to-School Drive is here. Program facts, logos, posters and sample emails to share.
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These are the companies, schools and businesses we currently partner with.
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Individuals can find wish cards available to the public at these locations.
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Check out what's going on at FGT and the companies that support us!
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We helped nearly 1,378 children in cities outside of California in 2011. Our plan is to continue expanding each year!