St.Patrick’s Day Donation & Celebration at LinkedIn
March 18, 2009
Many companies in the Bay Area have holiday parties at the end of the year, but we decided to wait and celebrate with a donation at a most unusual time of year - St. Patrick's Day. Re-sale shops and donations in general have been at an all time low this year, and we decided to give to The Shop in Menlo Park, Ecumenical Hunger Program, and Second Harvest.
The setup was quite unique - casino day mixed with green beer and lots of corned beef. The donations came in massive waves as everyone at LinkedIn opened their hearts and their wallets. Each donated item was given a raffle ticket in exchange, and there was over 20 prizes to be won. In the end, more than 3000 (!) raffle tickets were distributed with donations from over 120 of our colleagues at LinkedIn.
Now let's get to the party details. The wonderful people at Class Casino set up Blackjack, Roulette, Craps, and Pai Gow poker tables. The talented chef at Mountain Terrace and Alice's Restaurant prepared a bevvy of traditional Irish food, as well as wonderful fruit and cheese platters. The green beer was flowing, the music was blasting, and let's not forget all those people who took advantage of the audience to improve their Rock Band skills.