Tis the season to be giving, fa-la-la-la! At American Office, we see the holiday season as a time to give back! As we arrive at the end of the 2014 holiday season, we are overjoyed to announce yet another successful charitable season. Celebrating our 4th year teaming up with Herman Miller to host We Care for children in need, we participated in three markets, Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, while additionally launching a first year event in Hampton Roads, VA.
Started by Herman Miller, We Care was created to unite those less fortunate with the holiday fun they deserve. This day of seasonal celebration is an evening of entertainment, arts and crafts, and festive treats for youth.
As children toured each room, they made variations of crafts for friends and family members, thanks to the participation of our local design firms. Contributing design firms worked diligently preparing and designing their crafts, arriving early for set up and helping the kids complete their gifts. It was amazing to see so many children so happy and having so much fun! Hosted crafts ranged from snow globes, to holiday ornaments, to jewelry boxes, to cookie gift jars and more! Each boy or girl then visited the friendly wrapping station with their completed presents to select their personalized gift appearance.
As co-sponsor, American Office hosted ‘Snowball Toss,’ ‘Putt-putt Challenge,’ ‘Spun Chair Competition,’ and more as fun children’s prize awarding activities. Each child was allotted three chances with the number of successful attempts determining their prize. Prizes ranging from small to large, all were generously donated by our American Office team.
The children and host locations were exceedingly grateful for their special days. Our sincere gratitude to our certified dealer, Herman Miller, local design firms and our special volunteers who continue to help make these events a success year after year!
Thank you again to the following local Architecture and Design Firms that participated this year.
Ammon Heisler Sachs
Army Corps of Engineers
Arris, A Design Studio, Inc.
Marks, Thomas Architects
IA Interior Architects
Glavé & Holmes Architecture
Gresham, Smith and Partners
Virginia Commonwealth University
Hampton Roads –
HBA Architecture & Interior Design, LLC