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Great Northern Cares – Laminations Team Adopts Families in Need During the Holidays

The Great Northern Cares – Laminations team had the pleasure of working with the Community Benefit Tree during the holiday season. They adopted three Fox Valley, Wisconsin families, providing gift cards, clothing, household goods, toiletries, and toys. One family even received a set of new tires and brakes.

Altogether the team raised $1,400 for the families, helping them have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you to all involved!

Great Northern Cares Supports Daniel Kids Holiday Drive

The Great Northern Cares Laminations team in Jacksonville, FL spread some extra joy this season by participating in the Daniel Kids Holiday Drive. The team donated books, clothing, toys, electronics, sports equipment and monetary donations to provide Christmas presents for children and teens who would otherwise go without. The team was able to help 100 children and soon to be adults have a wonderful Christmas!

One of the services Daniel Kids provides is to help soon to be adults, who will age out of the foster care system, with assistance in getting set up in an independent living environment. During the Holiday Drive, the Laminations – Jacksonville team collected kitchen-ware and household items to make their transition into their new apartments that much easier.

Daniel Kids helps 1,500 local abused and neglected children as well as at-risk families daily. They provide residential services, foster care, independent living, therapy, schooling for children with learning or other disabilities and more. To learn more about Daniel Kids go to www.danielkids.org

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Great Northern Cares About Veterans

Our very own chairman of the board and decorated Vietnam veteran, Bill Raaths, was recently featured in a video for a Wisconsin Veterans Village Association campaign, promoting the creation of a first-of-its-kind Veterans Village in Northeast Wisconsin.

With the Fox Cities veteran population being 8.8%, which is higher than the national average, there is a great need for affordable housing and support for veterans in all stages of life in our area. When they return to civilian life, many veterans continue to face challenges.

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WLUK Fox 11 Feature: Learn more about a Career at Great Northern

View the video below to discover how Great Northern can help you win with a career in corrugated manufacturing. The segment aired on WLUK Fox 11, in partnership with the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance, and provides an inside look at Great Northern and how we live our mission and vision every day.

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Great Northern joins MyTeam Triumph to help those with Diverse Abilities

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.

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Lending a Helping Hand to Equine Programs for Children with Special Needs

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.

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Great Northern Partners with Paper Discovery Center to Create an “Outside the Box” Experience

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:

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