CIRI employees love a challenge, so when the Accounting Department raised $220 for The Children’s Lunchbox, a nonprofit that provides nutritious food for hungry children, the Shareholder Relations Department felt that the gauntlet had been thrown. Not to be outdone, Shareholder Relations issued a challenge: The Hunger Games.
CIRI departments teamed up to collect canned goods for donation, then designed and constructed sculptures from their cans. Teams competed in several categories, including “complexity,” “creativity” and “quantity.” CIRI hosted a lunch for the winning teams, with Shareholder Relations providing desserts as a thank-you. But the real winner is the Food Bank of Alaska, who received a total 3,580 pounds of canned goods and coffee once the sculptures were disassembled.