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Community Impact Report 2020

Giving back and supporting our communities is in our DNA - it's an important part of who we are. We're proud to share our 2020 Community Impact Report. WBMI Community Impact Report 2020-Square-V3

 

Personal Lines Candy/Snack Center

Our internal newsletter often includes inspiring stories about our associates helping others. We wanted to share this one. We talk a lot about having THE BEST people…it’s not just talk, it’s the truth. 😊

The Personal Lines Underwriting Department has managed a non-profit candy/snack center in the breakroom for more than 10 years. They started adopting families around Christmas and used proceeds from the candy sales to provide items to families in need. A few years ago, department associates began applying for help with stories of their own families or friends who suffered a tragedy and needed help in some way. They’ve donated between $300-$800 a year to three to four families to brighten their holiday season. When COVID struck and most associates were working from home, you would think the candy/snack center would’ve halted. Instead, it remained steady! With the lack of vending machines and food availability in the building, those who were working in the home office found the goodies and passed the word.

This past Christmas, they donated $150 each to two families and $50 to one of our own associates dealing with a new medical situation. Joyce, who helps manage the snack center, told us, “It makes all the effort and work that goes into managing the candy/snack center worth it over and over! So proud to work in a company and department where we can get together to do things to benefit others in need even during these harsh COVID times.”

Here’s a thank you note they received from one of the families: "To our friends at West Bend, thank you for choosing us to be the beneficiaries of your Christmas gift this year. What a beautiful and unexpected blessing. We are so humbled and grateful for the kindness of your group of co-workers. May your 2021 be blessed." 

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Blood Drive

Our associates were excited to have our first in-house blood drive in quite some time! Even those still working remotely made appointments and took time to come in and help save lives. Simply put, we are so fortunate to have such generous people working here. 😊Blood Drive 2020

 

Kindness and Coffee

 Kindness is never wasted, we had such a great time serving coffee and kindness at our local coffee shop during Kindness Week. We hope we encouraged others to spread a little kindness too. kindnesssocial

 

Kindness Week Food Drive

It's kindness week and we're spreading kindness in our community! Our marketing department wanted to help our community with a post-holiday food drive and collected 242 items for Full Shelf Food Pantry. 😍 86971944_2836688346352442_7823481159584579584_o

 

2019 Steiner Stomp

The annual Steiner Stomp encourages our associates to get up and get moving for wellness month. It was a perfect day for a walk!

 

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UPAF 2019

We met our fundraising goal for the United Performing Arts Fund! We had some fun listening to our very talented associates too. Check them out! 🎤🙌

  

 

A Culture of Giving

"As leaders, it’s important we communicate with our associates about the impact our support of nonprofits has on our communities, that we foster loyalty for nonprofits through the loyalty we cultivate with our associates and customers, and that we set an example with our own corporate philanthropy." -Kevin Steiner, CEO

Read more here about our culture of giving as featured in the Biz Times.

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We Exceeded Our Goal!

Thanks to the help of our community partners, we exceed our $700,000 goal for the MACC Fund by raising over $900,000! WOW! We are so grateful and send heartfelt thanks to all that gave so generously to help fight childhood cancer!

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