Over the summer, we had the pleasure of sponsoring the American Heart Association Bring a Ball to the Ball Drive.
We can all agree that our communities would suffer greatly without the help of volunteers. It’s important to take time during National Volunteer Week to thank those that truly make a difference. We purchased gift cards to The Hub - Social Good Brews, provided them to several non-profits in our area and asked them to hand out and thank their volunteers for all they do.
A special thanks to all of these non-profits:
ADRC of Washington County, Wisconsin
Chix 4 A Cause LTD
Christian Family Solutions
Full Shelf Food Pantry
Interfaith Caregivers of Washington County
Ozaukee Washington Land Trust
Riveredge Nature Center
The Youth and Family Project, Inc.
And a huge thanks to the team (Dan, Michelle, & Sheldon) at Volunteer Center Washington County for helping us pull this together!
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.
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."
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. 😊
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.
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. 😍