Despite the recent drop in temperature, inferno’s final “Playing with Fire” competition of the year got heated. But when it was over, we had a lot more than trash talk to show for it. For the second year in a row, our holiday competition raised enough money to fulfill the Christmas wishes of three Hope House families affected by HIV.
This year we waged a weeklong penny war. We dubbed the event “Gold, Frankin-cents, and Myrrh.” Each “Playing with Fire” team had a donation box. The catch? Bills, checks and pennies added toward your point total while silver coins counted against it. That way, you could stick it to the competition by flooding your rivals’ boxes with quarters, dimes, and nickels.
By week’s end, we raised more than $1,300. That weekend, we hit the stores to buy everything on the families’ wish lists. Our shopping carts were full of everything from roller skates to kitchen supplies. Then Monday, we visited Hope House to drop off our gifts and spread some holiday cheer.
Happy holidays from everyone here at inferno, and make sure to stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s “Playing with Fire” champion.