Employees from Nationwide Title Clearing feasted on hot dogs from the Old Floridian Trolley Café to raise money for the YMCA.
PALM HARBOR – Nationwide Title Clearing brought a special lunch in for its employees on July 25, but there was more than worker appreciation at its core – all proceeds raised contributed to a $1,000 pledge to the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA.
Owner Michael Workman brought the Old Floridian Trolley Café from its location at 530 Alt. U.S. 19 N. to the parking lot of Nationwide Title Clearing, 2100 Alt. U.S. 19 N., where more than 100 employees spent their lunch breaks.
“We wanted to support the community,” said April O’Brien, director of promotion and marketing. “We have a lot of employees here who benefit from going to the YMCA.”
Donations to the YMCA go to a program called People Helping People, which provides financial assistance for people who cannot afford membership dues, said Randy Nilsson, the executive director of the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA. This year alone, the YMCA has raised about $110,000 in pledges. In return, the YMCA has given out more than $140,000 in financial assistance. The YMCA always give out more money than it raises, Nilsson said.
“We’ve done better this year than any other year,” she said. “All donations allow more people to enjoy our programs.”