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Motivators Donates Over 500lbs of Food to Island Harvest

Westbury-based Promotional Products distributor reaches donation high with their annual Thanksgiving food drive.

Westbury, NY. December 7, 2009. With the holiday season in full swing, Westbury-based promotional products distributor Motivators has concluded their annual food drive benefiting the Long Island food pantry Island Harvest and the results are astounding. With over 530 pounds of food collected, the company has reached a record high in its third year of giving.

It was more than just the spirit of the season that resulted in the massive donation. It was also the spirit of a little friendly competition. The company divided into three separate teams, to compete for the grand prize: a fully catered lunch. Weekly emails informed staffers of who was in the lead and when the results were finally tallied, it was the Sales department who took the prize, beating out the IT department by just twenty seven items.

In addition to the internal company emails, Motivators followers on Twitter were also treated to fun updates about the food drive, which clearly showcased that the spirit of competition was alive and well. "IT girls just huddled up to discuss this afternoon's shopping excursion to Wal-Mart. You're going down Sales!" read one tweet. In addition to the friendly rivalry, followers also saw just how dedicated the company is to making a difference: "Ran into 4 other Motivators this morning at Stop N Shop. It's the last day of the food drive & the items are piling up!" read another.

"I'm extremely proud of my team for their dedication to helping the less fortunate in our community," said Sales Manager Rachel Levin. "Everyone truly bonded together for this great cause, and I'm proud to say that I work with such giving individuals." CEO Ken Laffer echoes her sentiment. "The staff truly went above and beyond this year to help their fellow Long Islanders. They've shown that they truly embody the spirit of giving this holiday season."

In addition to the annual food drive benefiting Island Harvest, Motivators hosts an annual toy drive benefiting the Child Life Unit at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, NY.