Storm Creek Joins Minnesota Keystone Program
Storm Creek, Hastings, Minn., has become a new member of the Minnesota Keystone Program, which promotes corporate philanthropy by recognizing companies that donate at least 2 percent of their pre-tax earnings to charitable organizations.
"We are extremely excited to join the outstanding list of over 100 community-minded companies in this program," said Storm Creek CEO Teresa Fudenberg. "Keystone recognizes two levels of giving—2 percent and 5 percent. We are proud to announce that Storm Creek is over the 5 percent giving level."
Storm Creek's corporate charity program, Embrace the Cause, makes donations to a variety of nonprofit organizations across Minnesota. The pillars of this program include:
- Shop for a Cause, a popular shop-give program during the company's annual warehouse sale where customers direct donations to their personal charity of choice
- Donating a portion of sales from eco-friendly products to 1% for the Planet
- And supplying many local and national organizations through in-kind apparel donations
Storm Creek's team is dedicated to upholding and supporting these initiatives. In addition to the corporate charity program, every employee is encouraged to volunteer (through paid time off) for the community charity organization they are most passionate about.
In 2018, Storm Creek donated more than $40,000 dollars and 3,000 volunteer hours to more than 30 charitable organizations locally and nationally, including Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, Save the Boundary Waters and more.
"The commitment of Minnesota Keystone participants continues to serve as an example to other businesses, both here and around the globe, and to sustain Minnesota's spirit of generosity and sense of community," said Cheri Gengler, director of Minnesota Keystone. "Qualifying companies have an operating presence in Minnesota and donate cash or in-kind donations, including pro-bono services, and/or employee paid volunteer time."
For more information on Storm Creek, visit www.distributor.stormcreek.com.