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HEI Raises Funds for United Way 2024

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HEI Raises Funds for United Way 2024

HEI's team in Fargo, ND, held its annual fundraiser for United Way of Cass-Clay during February to raise funds for the non-profit organization. Throughout the month, employees participated in several activities to raise donations while having some fun along the way.  
A total of $8,347 was raised this year through the campaign and participant donations! 
Read on to learn more about the activities. 

Mystery Bag Auction

Employees purchased tickets for a chance to win a mystery bag prize just in time for Valentine’s Day. Participants who donated were entered into a drawing to win mystery bags. Our winners received gifts that tied into the Valentine's Day holiday! This event raised $430 towards our campaign goal.  

The winners were:   

  • Jeff Bentz won the "Timeless beauty that never dies" prize (an orchid LEGO set)
  • Savannah Hartsoch won the "There’s no perfect proposal" prize (a pink Keurig)
  • Melissa Benda won the "Stressed spelled backwards is desserts" prize (Silver Linings Creamery gift card and "The Perfect Man" chocolate)
  • Dustin Buchholtz won the "Let’s get toasted" prize (Toasted Frog gift card and hazelnut white chocolate peanut butter)
  • Kristen Lotvedt won the "To help with those tough decisions" prize (restaurant idea dice and an Amazon gift card)
  • Zach Holweger won the "Spice up your love life…" prize (Penzeys spices, Dracula garlic crusher, and Off the Deck hot sauce)

Plinko Event 

The Fargo office set up a plinko board in the lobby and participants paid $5 to drop a puck on the plinko board for a chance to win a prize! This event raised $280. Dustin Buchholtz, Lois Erickson, Kristen Lotvedt, and Wade Opsahl won gift cards.  

Taco in a Bag and 50/50 Raffle Drawings  

To wrap up the month of fundraising, employees enjoyed taco in a bag for lunch with a free-will donation to raise funds for United Way. There was also a 50/50 raffle where Zach Holweger won $142, and $143 was donated to United Way.