Just as we demonstrate a commitment to our customers by exceeding their expectations through extraordinary service and quality, we also demonstrate a commitment to the communities where we work and live. By volunteering time, making monetary and product donations and providing in-kind services to charitable organizations, we help strengthen ties with local communities and give back to those who need
A United Effort for
In 2016, employees at our corporate headquarters in Minnetonka, MN raised a remarkable $160,000 for the Twin Cities United Way. Our company has increased our annual donation by 185% since 2011. Thanks to this extraordinary participation, we received two Best in Show Awards from the United Way in the last
Day of Service: Stories from
During our 2016 company-wide Day of Service, approximately 1,236 employees across the U.S. and Canada contributed more than 4,200 hours of volunteer work, doing everything from harvesting vegetables to building homes to feeding the hungry. Here’s how some of our locations got out and
of volunteer work
CORPORATE ACCOUNTS ASSEMBLES KITS FOR HOMELESS
The Corporate Accounts team volunteered with The Society to End Homelessness in Vancouver assembling 1,260 ‘Comfort Kits’ that contain essentials like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, razors, Band-Aids and tissues. The kits were distributed throughout Vancouver, Burnaby and Fraser Valley during Homelessness Action Week.
ST. CLOUD DONATES WINTER GEAR
The St. Cloud branch had a winter coat drive and cleaned out the overstock and discontinued items from their sample room, gathering blankets, winter coats, sweatshirts, hats, gloves and boots to donate to the local ministry, A Place of Hope.
MEMPHIS VOLUNTEERS AT HEAD START
The Memphis branch provided nutritional snacks and pull-ups for children at the local Head Start Schools. The branch is also does a jacket drive during the winter.
PHOENIX PREPS CARE PACKAGES
The Phoenix branch once again teamed up with Packages from Home to support American troops that have been deployed. The team donated their time to pack care packages that contained everything from soup to nuts. In addition to packing, they also wrote cards, sorted products, labeled boxes and raised $1,000 for a cash donation.
ALBUQUERQUE COOKS FOR CANCER
The Albuquerque branch spent a Day of Service at Casa Esperanza, a ‘home away from home’ supporting families facing cancer. “The thanks and gratitude we received from all the people we interacted with was overwhelming,” said GM Jeff Gaedke.