Thursday, April 13, 2017

EMJ Chattanooga celebrates spring through service

Spring brings warmer weather, blooming flowers, allergy pills, and—for EMJ, great opportunities for community service!
This week, EMJ’s Chattanooga team celebrated the season by hosting the Chambliss Center for Children for a day of Easter-themed fun. Since 1872, the non-profit organization has supported local children and strengthened families through childcare, adoptions and other services, and now cares for more than 650 kids each day.
EMJ’s team welcomed 35 four- and five-year-old children for an Easter egg hunt, pizza “picnic,” activity stations and a photo booth with the bunny.

“We partner with local organizations because we are passionate about improving our community and using our resources to positively impact the city’s future leaders,” said Clint Dean, Executive Vice President. “We enjoy it, and it’s very rewarding.”

This fun event arrived on the heels of EMJ’s recent participation in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake, a bowling and fundraising competition that goes toward the nonprofit’s local one-on-one mentoring program.
EMJ competed in teams to raise more than $35,000 through local sponsorships, then bowled in the event on April 1st. Chattanooga’s third year to participate, they topped last year’s efforts of over $33,000.

Read more about the Chambliss egg hunt in the Chattanoogan: