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 Barrels Lisa Wolfram and Gail Kearney                            Tree Gifts Dawn Beyer, Chris Felton, Kevin Chiappetta, Nick Fanning

'Tis the Season

December 2016 - Each staff member decorated a stocking and completed a short questionnaire to put inside. Staff had to guess who's stocking was who's based on how the stocking was decorated and how they answered the questions.

We also had collection barrels placed in our lobby to support the Holiday Food Drive to benefit Feeding America - Southeast WI. All food collected was distributed to food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, day care centers, and youth and senior programs to feed those in need this Holiday Season.

 The Milwaukee Marine's 'Toys for Tots' campaign is organized by the 2nd Battalion 24th Marines, along with the Milwaukee and Waukesha Salvation Armies, helping thousands of children in the Milwaukee/Waukesha area to receive toys for Christmas.

The primary goal of 'Toys for Tots' is to deliver a new toy at Christmas, as a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will help assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Their objective is to play an active role in the development of one of our nation's most valuable resources - our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

Corporate Central staff pulled together and placed numerous children's gifts under our lobby Christmas tree!

 


 

Creating TurkeysFrom left to right: John Hickey, Kyle Gutierrez, Antone Stewart

Turkey Time

November 2016 - Each staff member was asked to bring in a baby picture of themselves and also create a hand turkey. The baby faces were attached to the turkeys and then all staff participated in a guess who's who game. Check out John, Kyle, and Antone creating their turkeys!

In honor of Veterans Day, Corporate Central also partnered with an event called Christmas with the Vets. A Vietnam veteran by the name of Jeff (Doc) Dentice started this event back in 1988 in order to help bring Christmas to Milwaukee area veterans, some of which are homeless. Jeff was a medic in the war which is where he got the nickname of Doc. When he first started Christmas with the Vets it was a very small gathering and has grown each year after. Doc relies solely on the donations of others to collect items to distribute at their annual event. This year Corporate Central helped them with their donations by collecting contributions throughout the month of November.

 


 

Pumpkins                                            Bookshelf 

Fun with Pumpkins!

October 2016 - Corporate Central staff participated in a Corporate pumpkin decorating activity to spruce up the office with a little October flair. See some of our creations above!

We also held a book drive throughout the month of October to help fill the bookshelves for the Next Door Books for Kids program. The Next Door's Books for Kids program was established in 1990 with the hope that all children in Milwaukee's central city, regardless of family income or education levels, could have books to call their own.

 


 

TailgateFrom left to right: Terri Drobka, Shannon Cate, Stephanie Schmidt, and Sandra Garcia-Alvarez

Are You Ready for Some Football?

September 9, 2016 - Corporate Central staff celebrated the kickoff of the football season by hosting a tailgate party on Friday, September 9 for all employees.  Staff were encouraged to wear their favorite teams' shirts or colors and participate in some fun games and activities.  During the party, staff also collected non-perishable food items in coolers that were later donated to the New Berlin Food Pantry.

  


  

Mac N Cheese DriveFrom left to right: Chad Ullenberg, Nick Fanning, John Wallhausser, and Ben Wierzba

 Just in time for National Macaroni and Cheese Day

July 6, 2016 - After our last food drive, Corporate Central staff members were ready for more.  Not to mention, with National Macaroni and Cheese Day right around the corner on July 14, this themed drive was the perfect fit!  A decorated bin was placed in our lobby for all interested in donating to the Hunger Task Force and celebrating this symbolic American side dish.  Our goal:  100 boxes.

Two incredible weeks later, we were well over our target goal.  By our final day, we had accumulated over 150 boxes.  Corporate Central is proud to support the Hunger Task Force and their service to our community.

Hunger Task Force Truck

 

The Hunger Task Force was founded in 1974 by a group of parent advocates who were fighting for a school breakfast program in Milwaukee Public Schools.  In the early 1980s, the group formed Milwaukee's first food bank.

Today, Hunger Task Force provides a safety net of emergency food to a network of local food pantries and meal programs.  They are the only food bank in Milwaukee that does not charge for food, delivery or network membership.  Staying true to their roots, they continue to advocate for social policies and strong nutrition programs that fight future hunger.

If you are interested in donating, please visit: www.hungertaskforce.org/donations/

 

 

 


Peanut Butter DrivePeter Iwanowski

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

April 15, 2016 - Credit unions live by the philosophy of "People Helping People" and in the spirit of this core value, Corporate Central staff came together to pull off  a spectacular peanut butter drive to support our local Muskego Food Pantry.  The peanut butter drive kicked off on National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day (April 1st) and quickly brought our staff together towards a shared goal.  By the end of our drive, the donation box was filled with over 100 lbs of peanut butter for the Muskego Food Pantry!

Established in 2009, the Muskego Food Pantry has been growing steadily since its opening.  Their mission is to feed the people of the Muskego area and treat them with dignity, respect, and compassion.  They promote 'neighbors helping neighbors' and no one in need is ever turned away.  In 2010 alone, they served over 1,800 families and logged over 5,400 volunteer hours.  With the current economic situation, an average of 5 to 8 new families sign up for assistance every week.

We are proud to help support our local community through this important program.

If you are interested in donating, please visit the Muskego Food Pantry website at www.muskegofoodpantry.org/donate/

 

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