- Over $10,000 dollars raised to combat cancer.
- Over 100 volunteer hours provided.
- Hundreds of meals served to the homeless.
- Care packages provided to the troops.
- Holiday toys distributed to children in need.
iWork to Knockout Cancer
Saturday, Sept. 30th and Sunday Oct 1st, iWork Basketball hosted its second annual “iWork to Knockout Cancer” Knockout Tournament at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Staten Island New York. Last year more than one hundred and fifty kids from across Staten Island showed up to play multiple rounds of the popular game Knockout. Last year the tournament raised more than $8000. All monies raised were donated to local families battling cancer through nominations submitted by the Staten Island community. This year we raised more than $10,000! Half of those proceeds were given to a local group, Sunrise Day Camp.
This camp is specifically designed for kids with cancer and their family members. The remaining proceeds went to local families battling cancer.
“iWork to Knockout Cancer” is a tremendous opportunity and a fun way for the community to help families impacted and assist with the great financial burden placed on them. Participants, both young and old, competed in one of several divisions to claim a spot as a Knockout Champion in this fun and entertaining game while helping to raise money for an important cause.
Operations Gratitude – Happy Halloween
During the month of October, BEN collected candy on behalf of Operation Gratitude to wish our overseas troops a happy Halloween.
Salvation Army at Skid Row
In November, BEN LA joined the Salvation Army to distribute meals. BEN traveled to Skidrow, a neighborhood with one the US’s highest concentrations of homeless persons, and spent the afternoon distributing meals.
Hope of the Valley
This December BEN volunteered with Hope of the Valley, a church that serves as a homeless shelter, just a few miles from our Los Angeles offices. BEN employees distributed meals with church volunteers.
Toys for Tots
Just last week, we wrapped up our collection of new, unwrapped toys which we donated to the Toys for Tots Charity.
BEN is proud and remains committed to giving back to the community. Join us and many others in giving or volunteering at one of the many charities listed above.