From Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, to wildfires right in our Bay Area community, there have been numerous natural disasters and unsurmountable devastation in recent months. The Plum team felt the need to take action.
So last Thursday, we hosted a Homemade Fair to raise money for the American Red Cross. Never heard of a Homemade Fair? That’s okay, we hadn’t either! We made it up.
The afternoon started off with a homemade team lunch –salad, baked chicken, and crostini’s, oh my! Right as the 3pm afternoon slump hit, we opened the Homemade Fair. Think farmers market meets vintage flea market. Employees were encouraged to bring their own selves to the fair by selling items they made themselves. We had an incredible turn out of ‘vendors’ who sold everything from flowers to baked goods, homemade wine, bath salts, pour over coffee, fresh juice and watercolor cards. All proceeds went toward disaster relief, and we invited, friends and family to join in the fun.
The next day, we continued our work by packing up personal hygiene bags for the NorCal fire victims. The poor air quality due to the fires was noticeable even at our offices in Emeryville, California, and we wanted to do everything we could to help communities in need who were so close to home. Several Plum members packed up hygiene bags for the NorCal Fire Victims on Friday. We included things like shampoo, toothpaste, and soap. Bags were distributed to those that lost their homes through the American Red Cross.
At Plum, we’ve always been committed to using business as a force for good. Using that force can show up in many ways – both big and small.