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Corporate Central is always searching for ways to give back.

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Since we have not been able to get out and about in our community, we decided to host a virtual food drive to benefit the Riverwest Food Pantry. Each year, Riverwest Food Pantry serves around 13,000 shoppers in the Milwaukee area. The platform YouGiveGoods made shopping, shipping, and handling of our donated items super easy and all items were sent directly to the food pantry.

Third annual Addie’s Angels on Earth donation drive reaches goal of $3,000 in donations.

Addie's Angels on Earth logo

Corporate Central’s Shannon Cate, Member Services Specialist, and her husband Kevin started Addie’s Angels on Earth in 2018 to celebrate and remember their daughter, Addison Marie, who was stillborn on June 3, 2016. The charity organization holds a donation drive every June to collect items and funds towards the creation of infant loss boxes at a local Milwaukee area hospital. These boxes are provided to all parents that are leaving the hospital with their babies in their hearts instead of their arms. This year, the donation drive exceeded the goal of $3,000 in funds and materials!

“We cannot stop the heartache of losing a baby for another family; but we can try to ease their pain and suffering. To those of you that are on this journey with us – we see you, we appreciate you, and know you are not alone!” ~Kevin and Shannon Cate

Corporate Central encourages participation in Milwaukee area mask project.

Corporate Central staff have been encouraged to volunteer with Just One More Ministry (JOMM), promoted by Habitat for Humanity and United Way, to pick up kits and help make masks. Donated masks support Rebel Converting, a Milwaukee firm committed to providing high quality masks to people in the community.

Additionally, Corporate Central employees have been given a list of virtual volunteer networks and opportunties to explore, as listed below:

  • Upchieve – A tutoring service for students looking for help with their homework.
  • CareerVillage – Partners youth seeking career advice with professionals in their field to provide mentorship on different careers and education paths.
  • Missing Maps – Through a partnership with the American Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, this website was developed to gather information about community resources in every neighborhood as an opportunity to serve under served communities.
  • VolunteerMatch – Curates virtual volunteer opportunities.
  • Points of Light – Curates virtual volunteer opportunities.

Taking walks has become part of the daily routine for many of our staff members. In honor of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, staff members wore gloves and took garbage bags with on their walks to clean up trash in their neighborhoods.

Brittany Jordan picking up trash on her walk

Corporate Central volunteers at Ronald McDonald House Eastern Wisconsin

Several Corporate Central employees spent “leap year day” volunteering at Ronald McDonald House Eastern Wisconsin (RMHC) preparing and serving brunch. The RMHC Family Meal Program gives families an opportunity to connect with other families and unwind from the stress of their week.

Corporate Central has been working hard stuffing 180 stockings with candy and trinkets to ensure every vet that attends this year’s Christmas with the Vets show will receive one. In addition to the stockings, employees donated articles of clothing and personal necessities as well as cash donations totaling $415.

Corporate Central employees with stuffed stockings for Christmas with the Vets

A few Corporate Central staff members were fortunate enough to volunteer at this year's event and they enjoyed every minute of it! Corporate Central has been a proud supporter of this event since 2016.

Ramona, Dawn, Linda, and Stephanie from Corporate Central at the Christmas with the Vets Show

The Story
Jeff “Doc” Dentice, who served as an Army medic in Vietnam, and his friend Mike Lango, a Vietnam Vet Marine, decided to throw a holiday party for their fellow Veterans on a winter day in 1988. Little did they know that party was the start of something so much bigger. This year, Doc will be hosting the 32nd Annual Christmas with the Vets show.

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