Employees of Community Savings Credit Union are feeling festive and it shows.
On Dec. 7, staff at each branch wore ugly holiday sweaters for a worthy cause.
The tacky threads – still visible in an online gallery – had been carefully crafted by the elderly, sourced out at second hand stores or rescued from the back of closets.
People can vote for their favourite ugly sweater at www.wowthatisugly.com and Community Savings Credit Union will donate $1 per vote to BC Food Banks, up to $1,000.
The money will help provide much needed assistance for disadvantaged families this holiday season.
Voting remains open until Dec. 31.
“We had an excellent response to this campaign last year due to some truly hideous sweaters,” said Cam Gillett, manager of process improvement.
“The website attracted over 3,000 visitors, far exceeding any expectations that we had.”
Not only does BC Food Banks benefit, but the employee whose sweater is voted the ugliest also gets an ugly trophy and prize.
“The trophy is hideous,” said Kirsten Allen, winner of the 2011 prize. “My sweater is pretty bad this year but I hope someone’s is worse because I want that trophy off of my desk!”
This is the second year that the credit union has held this event.