For the second consecutive year, GTE Financial was awarded Top Fundraising Team in the AIDS Walk Tampa Bay, raising a total of $20,405 to benefit the non-profit AIDS Service Association of Pinellas (ASAP). In addition to its fundraising efforts, thirty-three GTE Financial employees participated in the 2013 AIDS Walk Tampa Bay on Sep. 7 along Vinoy Park in Downtown St. Petersburg.
$2,740 of the team’s fundraising total came way of GTE’s Charity Jeans Day program which rewards employees who make a contribution of at least five dollars with the choice to wear jeans on Wednesday. A different charitable organization is selected each month to receive the proceeds; the 2013 AIDS Walk Tampa Bay event was selected for August.
“This accomplishment goes to show just how much a dedicated and passionate team can do for their community,” says Brancucci. “And it’s not about how much money is raised. It’s about how that money supports virtuous causes and truly changes peoples’ lives. That’s what we’re proud of and honored to do.”
ASAP raised over $174,000 during this year’s walk to help fund the on-going comprehensive services they provide to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as their community prevention education programs, free HIV testing, and a specialized program for children who are impacted by HIV/AIDS. For more information on the AIDS Service Association of Pinellas, visit their website at www.asapservices.org.
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