ROCHESTER, N.Y. Feb. 2, 2022 —Members of Toshiba Business Solutions’ (TBS) Rochester sales team will begin their tour of Foodlink on Tuesday by presenting a check for $1,500 to the regional food bank. The check presentation will be made at 1pm, Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Foodlink headquarters 1999 Mt. Read Blvd.
This donation represents a twist on typical sales contests that offer account executives incentive for each appointment or sale. As part of its local Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, the TBS contest made clients the heroes, and benefitted a local charity. During the holidays, every time a new business accepted an appointment to learn about office technology, more money was added to the kitty. By mid December, $1,500 was accumulated for donation to Foodlink.
“We’d like to thank Toshiba for their generosity during the holiday season, and coming up with an innovative way to give back,” said Julia Tedesco, President & CEO of Foodlink. “This donation represents 4,5000 meals we can serve to the community during a critical time of year.”
Historically TBS employees from all departments hold an annual canned food drive for the local food pantries. But this year the team wanted to do more.
“We’re honored to have an opportunity to help support such a worthy cause and timed our donation to come after the holidays when we’ve heard often the need is greater,” said John McBride, Rochester sales team manager. “The team impressed me with how excited they were to try this approach, and they’ve already asked how we can expand the program next year.”
Donation made on behalf of these Rochester companies: Third Presbyterian Church, ARC Allegany – Steuben, HHUNY, North Greece Road Church of Christ, Refined Restoration LLC, United Way of the Southern Tier, Fuse Creative, R Realty, Dixon – Schwabl, Getsloff Design Group, HBT Architects, Parlec, ACE Financial, Martino Flynn LLC, Full Heart Childcare, Elizabeth Wende Breast Care, Browncroft Community Church, QES Solutions, Village of Spencerport, Humane Society of Rochester and Hojack Park.