Ruan is excited to announce another successful and record-breaking United Way Campaign! Each year, Ruan holds campaign to raise funds for the United Way of Central Iowa. Our annual campaign provides an opportunity for Ruan team members to give back to their community and get involved in volunteer programs led by the organization.
Our 2022 campaign was held in person for the first time in two years, so we had a little extra fun with it and announced a “Shark Week” theme! Over the course of the 10-day campaign, team members participated in events like Shark Bingo, a Chomp Sale (bake sale), Buddy Bite candygrams, and even enjoyed a few singing telegrams delivered by giant inflatable shark. Those activities, combined with our annual silent auction and team member pledges, raised thousands of dollars for the United Way of Central Iowa. With Ruan’s dollar-for-dollar company match, we raised more than $315,000 for the United Way of Central Iowa.
Team members also volunteered during a Give Back Day, where they assembled literacy kits for United Way to distribute to school-aged children in the Des Moines metro.
“After two years of enduring a pandemic and having held virtual—yet successful—United Way campaigns, we were very excited to have our team back together for our 2022 United Way campaign. Despite the economic uncertainty many of us are facing, we set lofty goals to support our community, which has significant needs. In what ended up being a record year of giving, our Ruan team members certainly rose to that challenge,” said Chris Fish, Ruan’s Senior Vice President of Dedicated Operations and United Way committee leader. “Our teams were excited to get together to raise money for central Iowans in need, and our United Way Shark Week campaign was a great way to combine fun activities with much needed volunteerism and fundraising. This year’s campaign highlighted why Ruan is a great place to work, and I’m very proud of the Ruan team and all we accomplished during this year’s campaign.”