MACEDONIA, OH – [December 2, 2017] – Avatar Management Services recently held its eleventh annual SantaFest on December 2, benefiting Summit County Family Services, at their corporate headquarters in Macedonia, Ohio. Avatar employees, customers, suppliers, families and friends joined together for a night of tasty food, holiday cheer, laughter, dancing and music all for a great cause.
By all accounts, SantaFest was a smashing success. More than 100 truly caring people gathered in Avatar’s studios to raise awareness for Summit County Family Services, gather hundreds of toys for foster children and all while enjoying some holiday fun. As the crowd danced and sang their hearts out to the musings of DJ Jules, people enjoyed a feast fit for a king.
Throughout the night, Avatar founder Mark G. Gardner, pointed out, “Hey everybody, take a look at all that loot under the tree and give yourselves a big hand. That’s what this is all about. Making Christmas come to life for 2,200 foster kids who have next to nothing without us.”
As the evening went on, the mountain of toys and gifts grew. On Monday, several Avatarians, including Owner Linda Gardner and Vice President Derek Lann, loaded the company bus and delivered the toys to Children’s Services on Arlington Road in Akron.
SantaFest is just one of the many socially-responsible events hosted by Avatar every year. Throughout the holiday season, Avatarian’s gave back to the community by donating to the Haven of Rest and by participating in what is now known as “Purple Friday, where employees brought in clothing, blankets and other donations that were delivered to the local Goodwill facility.
“It’s the time of year when we have the opportunity to give back for our many blessings and enjoy each other’s company as well,” remarked Linda Gardner.
Avatar, established in 1992, conducts organizational analyses, provides expert guidance and develops custom selection, orientation, education, training and support systems. The company helps its clients influence their employees’ behaviors to achieve better job performance. Avatar’s custom-branded strategies and out-come based management tools encourage and reinforce the desired behaviors that lead to operational excellence and world-class results.