Spirit Week has been a highly anticipated, widely celebrated, and often promulgated tradition at Zappos. This year, the Zappos Fulfillment Centers, Inc. not only showed its love for both the Zappos and Amazon families during the ever-popular Bald & Blue/Yell for Yellow day, it participated in the face-painting, head-shaving, temporary-tattooing, and hoop-hollering good time for a great cause!
In a show of community involvement and support, Zappos donated on behalf of each participant (up to $5,000) who took to the spray-can, the razor, nail polish bottles, and more. In addition, the three warehouses in Shepherdsville, KY pursued a side bet: collect the highest total of personal donations in a single warehouse, and see a “celebrity volunteer” get buzz cut. Raise $1,500 of personal donations from members of the Fulfillment Center as a whole, and see the new General Manager Al O. get his inaugural head shaving.
The team members banded together and accomplished both feats. More than 1,000 team members participated in the various displays of Zappos spirit and went home covered in yellow and blue. With the maximum Zappos donation; in addition, team members contributed their own funds in droves, raising well over the $1,500 minimum and cheering as both Hector E., Process Manager in W2.5, and Al O., GM, went under the razor.
The 2012 Spirit Week was a great success, and the Zappos Kentucky Family enjoyed fun, friends, and family festivities. Over $6,500 was donated to The American Cancer Society.
So, how did KY Team Members earn these Zappos donations?
- Spray Your Hair Blue and Yellow: $1
- Get Tattooed: $1
- Polish Your Nails Blue and/or Yellow: $1
- Wear a Blue and/or Yellow Hair Ribbon: $1
- Wear a Blue and/or Yellow Shirt: $1
- Shave Your Head
- over 12 inches: $100 (Males)/$150 (Females)
- 6 inches - 12 inches: $50 (Males)/$100 (Females)
- under 6 inches: $25 (Males)/$75 (Females)