RiverStone cares not only about its associates, but also about the communities that it is a part of. The company gives back to those communities throughout the year and encourages associates to do the same. However, once a year, RiverStone dedicates a full Spirit Week to raise money for foodbanks in the three communities that it calls home: Manchester, NH, San Diego, CA and Atlanta, GA.

The theme for 2018’s event was Survivor. Three teams were formed to foster friendly competition with activities held throughout the week that promoted teamwork, creativity and fun to see which team could Outwit, Outplay and Outlast the others. Gauntlets were thrown, challenges were made and team-colored buffs were worn with pride. There was something for everyone, including daily outfit competitions (polka dots and stripes oh my!), lunch time School Yard games (hopscotch, penny tossing and Four Square), trivia (did you know that Mario was originally called “Jumpman”?) and an intense Lip Sync battle featuring a surprise appearance by ZZ Top (made up of our enthusiastic Executive Leadership team).

RiverStone successfully achieved 100% associate participation in the event and the week culminated with a fierce competition of Human Hungry Hungry Hippos featuring members of our fearless management team. While a lot of fun was had, the most amazing outcome was seeing the tremendous generosity of RiverStone associates. RiverStone matched associate donations 3-to-1 and the total that was raised came to just under $184,000! Considering that the foodbanks can provide multiple meals for every dollar raised, the donation will provide a significant contribution to help those in need.

 

For more information about the individual foodbanks, please see the links below:
New Hampshire: https://www.nhfoodbank.org/
San Diego: https://sandiegofoodbank.org
Atlanta: http://www.acfb.org

Nick Bentley (left), RiverStone’s President & CEO, presenting a check to NH Food Bank’s Nancy Mellitt (Director of Development), Eileen Groll Liponis (Executive Director), and Robert Gossett (Advisory Committee).

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