Charlotte, North Carolina (PressExposure) April 13, 2012 -- At the end of 2011, The Remi Group started a fundraising event called Benevolent Beards to benefit Levine Children's Hospital's Nephrology Special Needs Fund (pediatric kidney disorders). Children with kidney disorders are often required to undergo kidney dialysis for a few hours every day or every 2-3 days, which places tremendous emotional, physical, and financial stress on families. Work schedules are interrupted as days or weeks are spent with the child in the hospital or traveling to various doctor's appointments. The financial burden is huge and difficult to measure as only certain costs are covered by medical insurance. Since Benevolent Beards was The Remi Group's first major fundraising event, the company set a goal to raise $10,000. After surpassing that goal, the company decided to double it to $20,000.
The seven members of The Remi Group's management team who participated in Benevolent Beards grew their beards out during the event and were responsible for soliciting donations from friends, family, coworkers, and business contacts. Between those donations and company sponsored events such as a bake sale, chili cook-off, donut breakfast, and various other events, Benevolent Beards was able to raise $13,036 that went toward the final donation of $20,000.
Because of the large donation, The Remi Group was granted the right to establish their own special needs fund named after the company, The Remi Group Children's Fund. During the remainder of 2012, The Remi Group Children's Fund will support Levine Children's Hospital's Nephrology Unit and the company will continue to raise money for the Fund. Charitable donations to The Remi Group Children's Fund can easily be made online, simply visit http://www.givecarolinas.org and click donate now. Stay tuned for more information regarding additional fundraising events.
Jennifer Daugherty is a Business Development Coordinator for The Remi Group LLC, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information visit The Remi Group website, http://www.theremigroup.com or call 1-888-451-8916 #1.