Throughout the holiday season, ABNB supported fundraising efforts to benefit local non-profit organization, Edmarc Children’s Hospice of Portsmouth, Virginia. Monetary donations were collected to support Edmarc Hospice for Children. In addition, ABNB employees adopted stuffed teddy bears, dressed them, and donated them to the Edmarc families.
During the months of November through December, ABNB employees and members raised $1,200 and over 60 teddy bears were decorated and collected. Edmarc Hospice for Children’s mission is to, “ease the trauma of a child’s illness or death, and to reduce the disabling effects of pediatric illness, loss, and bereavement on families in the Hampton Roads area.”
“ABNB employees have quite a competition every year to be creative and dress the bears the best. In addition, raffle tickets were sold to pick the bear of your choice; and in the ABNB belief of giving, the winner graciously donated their bear back to Edmarc. During this holiday season, we hope these bears brighten the spirits of these children” said Jim Powers, ABNB Vice President of Lending. “We’re proud to be able to support this organization that does so much for our community in Hampton Roads.”