Bananas for United Way at PolyOne

October 12, 2016 (Salisbury, MD) -- PolyOne Corporation of Salisbury recently held a raffle in addition to their regular employee giving campaign to raise funds for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. PolyOne campaign coordinator, Steve Harrison, along with the company’s “Take it for the Team” general manager, Jason Stokes, had a not so “pie in the sky” goal to increase their United Way Campaign this year.  Employees were encouraged to bid on auction items in support of United Way, with one being the opportunity to hand-deliver a banana cream pie to the face of their general manager.
Jason Stokes of PolyOne shared, “We were looking for a really fun way to increase participation in our United Way campaign this year, and this idea really worked! Our participation went from 60% last year to over 73% this year.  I am very proud of PolyOne’s employees for stepping up to make a difference for our Lower Shore neighbors, even if I ended up with pie on my face.”  PolyOne has supported United Way with an annual employee giving campaign since 2013, raising over $29,000 for the Lower Shore community between employee and corporate donations, and fundraisers.
(L-R) Anthony Webster, PolyOne employee prepares to give his General Manager, Jason Stokes a pie in the face after winning this “item” in an employee silent auction to raise funds for United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.
Jason Stokes of PolyOne Corporation receiving a pie to the face from employee, Anthony Webster.
(L-R) Anthony Webster, Employee & Jason Stokes, General Manager of Polyone Corporation show that a little fun can surely can make a difference in someone’s life.