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December Casual Networking Event (aka “Elf on the Beer Shelf”)

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Yep, it’s time to start thinking and talking about our end of the year event.

As you know, we’ve tried to do something good over the past several years with our December event. A fundraiser, a benefit, a cause…something that we could all get behind and feel good about helping.

This year will be no different.

We’re teaming up with our friend Menachem from Michigan Friends of Education – Operation: Kid Equip, but no, we’re not doing anything with school supplies.

See, those same kids that have challenges with school have challenges on the home front. We want to make sure that kids right here in the area have themselves a merry little Christmahkwanzikah season, and you can help us do that in one of two ways:

1. Bring a monetary donation. Menachem will be on-hand with us that night, and everything we get in that night will go straight to him so that he can run out and do some last-minute shopping to address the needs of those kids.

2. Bring an unwrapped gift. In order to keep things simple, and not cause any headaches, their organization would prefer that you keep it simple, and try and keep whatever toys / games / etc that you’re donating to a maximum of around $10. Since he goes to the schools directly to hand out everything, well, let’s not have a situation where one kid snags a $50 barbie doll while the next kid gets a cup with a handle, ball and string attached to it. Nobody wants those headaches.

Falling Down Beer Company will be the location, and they’re already clearing the decks so that the huge lot next door at McDonald’s will be available for us to use without issue.

So…that’s the scoop with our December event this year. We sincerely hope you can join us, even if you don’t want to / can’t / whatever participate in our cause for this year…these end of year events are really just a way for us all to chill out together and have some fun at the end of the year more than anything else. Sure, there will still be recruiters, job seekers, and those just looking to build their networks their…and we’re completely good with that, too.

Come join us. We look forward to seeing you on December 11th. More details will come as things evolve over the coming months.

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