Beacon Promotions Employees Support Brown County United Way
Beacon Promotions, New Ulm, Minn., is a supporter of its local Brown County United Way. The programs supported are primarily in the areas of education, health, self-sufficiency and basic needs.
The week started with a presentation from several United Way representatives. The presenters talked about just two of the more than 30 nonprofit agencies that are supported by United Way. The two nonprofits featured this year were NUMAS House, which provides emergency shelter and support services to homeless women and children in the Brown County area. The second agency is CADA (Committee Against Domestic Abuse), which provides safety and healing to victims of domestic and sexual violence through support, education, advocacy and shelter. These two agencies often work very closely together.
Employees had numerous ways they could support the United Way. Employees could purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win additional PTO hours or purchase popcorn from a local popcorn truck, and ended the week with a silent auction/bake sale. The employees enjoyed the opportunity to outbid their co-workers on the delicious baked goods and homemade items.
Many employees contributed to the United Way through payroll deductions this year. The combined fundraising efforts brought in $2,600. The fundraising efforts were fun for all and a huge success for the United Way of Brown County.
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