Glenwood, Minnesota-based distributor American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) recently held a fundraiser and Tie for Hope event to benefit the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Organization. Held during ASB’s recent sales summit in Minneapolis, attending sales associates, home office employees and vendors created more than 50 fleece tie blankets for children in the hospital. ASB also donated raw material for an additional 50 blankets.

“Every child staying at Gillette receives a blanket with their favorite colors, sports, animals or patterns,” says Sara Berkbigler, development officer for CMN Hospitals, who was onsite to help throughout the event. “With over 50 completed blankets donated through this event, there are 50 more smiles in the hospital and 50 families feeling the support of their community.”

After the Tie for Hope activity, attendees participated in a silent auction, that raised more than $2,500 for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

“The funds raised will help support a variety of areas within Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, includig child and family services, financial assistance and innovative research. We are so thankful that ASB chose to fundraise for Gillette and help our kids realize what they can achieve,” adds Berkbigler.

Dana Zezzo, ASB’s vice president of marketing, vendor relations and events, says, “We’re incredibly proud of everyone who got involved with these charitable efforts. We are grateful to our vendors who donated product, participants who donated funds and the team who worked hard to make this all happen. These efforts truly embody the philanthropic goals we have here at ASB.”