The Great Northern Cares team was at it again, joining the MyTeam Triumph (Wisconsin region) in a recent 5K event. The mission of MyTeam Triumph is to enrich the wellbeing of individuals with diverse abilities and foster lifelong relationships through community athletics. The organization operates over 75 events each year in eight regions of Wisconsin, bringing together 600 Captains (athletes with diverse abilities), 1500 Angels (able bodied athletes) and 270 Volunteers. So far this year, they have already offered more than 28,000 total opportunities (26,000 training , 2400 racing) over 40+ events in Wisconsin.
The Fox Cities Give Back Bus took the Appleton Great Northern Cares team to Beaming Inc., a nonprofit equine-assisted therapeutic riding facility that helps individuals with special needs. The 16-member volunteer team cleaned tack, helmets, the garage, horse stall poles, pulled weeds, and even assisted with office work. Before leaving, the team participated in an awareness experience, allowing them to understand how an autistic child feels, every day.
When people think about boxes, they think of the items inside the box. This year, Great Northern partnered with Paper Discovery Center to create the program, “Cardboard – Outside the Box,” as a way to inspire creativity in a child’s mind. With the cardboard donations from Great Northern, children were able to explore, create, and invent with this interactive program. Watch the video here:
Great Northern Laminations’ Aaron Sass, Director of New Business Development, has been working with Appleton East High School students in the Career Launch Studio. The program helps students who wouldn’t otherwise know how to move from graduation into a career and prepares, equips, and launches them into success.
On a recent Saturday, 20 Appleton area Great Northern employees took part in the Pulling for Honor event held at the Appleton International Airport. The mission of the Pulling for Honor 2019 event was to fully fund one Honor Flight, enabling 100 veterans to experience an unforgettable trip to Washington D.C. Great Northern employees came ready to help fulfill this mission!
The Great Northern Instore Chicago team packed 11,230 meals for Feed My Starving Children, which will feed children in Haiti, Guatemala, and Colombia. This was the fifth year the team worked with the FMSC organization. A huge thanks to all of the volunteers who help fight hunger, and for showing that Great Northern Cares.
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Great things happen when we all work together! Great Northern Appleton employees from Packaging, Laminations, and Rollguard offices came together, donating over 650 lbs. of personal hygiene items and over $500 in donations to help the homeless in the Fox Valley. Also, the Great Northern StrataGraph team in Oshkosh donated $900 worth of hygiene items to be distributed throughout the Oshkosh community. Thanks to our employees for showing that Great Northern Cares!
The Twin Cities’ Great Northern Cares team is making a big impact through its partnership with Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization that tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 different countries. In January, the team packed 26,136 meals that will feed 71 kids for an entire year in Sierra Leone! The event was a lot of fun and very rewarding for all who participated.