KIDS IN NEED FOUNDATION Through our partnership with Kids in Need Foundation over the past 6 years we have donated over 20,000 backpacks full of supplies to K-6 children in need in the communities surrounding our two facilities. The Kids In Need Foundation’s mission is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies nationally to students most in need. For more information, visit kinf.org, and join them on Twitter. We are excited to relieve some of the financial burden parents face trying to provide backpacks and supplies to their children heading back to school.” We also hope that our donation will extend throughout the school year and enrich the educational experience for the students,” says Steve Walters Economist/Community Manager. VOLUNTEER HOURS Our non-union associates receive 16 paid hours to volunteer and enrich their communities every year. We believe volunteering is just as much about enriching our associates life and experiences as it is about their contributions to our communities. We hope our associates are able to share their time and talents with our communities or even learn new talents to bring back to work. Our volunteer program is a nice intersection between the “community” and “people” prongs of our CSR strategy. Ultimately by promoting volunteering we hope to create an engaged associate and be a leader in our communities that people are proud to work for. We hope to be an inspiration to those in our communities and create a ripple effect of volunteering.
QUARTERLY CHARITY RAFFLE
Every 3 months, each associate who volunteered in the previous quarter is entered into a drawing to receive a grant to award to their nonprofit of choice.
THIS QUARTER: Debbie Jones won $1,000.00 for LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter