Four local businesses have come together to lend a hand to an international charity organization located in the heart of Kane County.
The Label Printers recently announced the results of its employees’ annual end-of-year fundraising drive for Mooseheart Child City and School — an organization chosen by employees, who also organized the fundraising programs.
TLP’s employees decided what kind of fundraising programs to have, and then participated in them in a variety of ways — from eating at restaurants that offered programs such as Chili’s “Give Back,” to homemade desserts sold at break times, to donating prizes for raffles and a silent auction.
In addition, the company partnered with national chains Chipotle and Jimmy John’s, and local, family- owned Harners Bakery and Restaurant for a program the company dubbed “Meals for Mooseheart.” Each of these restaurants donated food for lunch or morning break time, and employees purchased the donated meals.
Gina Ries, quality assurance manager at TLP and fundraising volunteer wanted to be sure that the “Meals for Mooseheart” restaurants got special thanks.
“I went over to Chipotle around 11 a.m. to pick up the food they were donating, and they told me that I was on their schedule at 3 p.m., and I didn’t know what to do! But they were just great — they jumped right in and got our order filled in time for me to get the food back to the plant before lunch. They really did a great job for us.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds of “Meals for Mooseheart”, the 50/50 Raffle, Bake Sale, Bean Bag Toss, Gift Raffle, Silent Auction and Cash Donations went to Mooseheart, and all of these activities resulted in the highest amount ever for one of the company’s holiday fundraisers.
George Tommasi, director of human resources for The Label Printers, said his is always amazed at how willing employees are to give back to the community.
“And they drove the entire process,” he said. “They selected the charity, brainstormed fundraising ideas, volunteered to work the events and recruited coworkers to participate. In less than one month, almost $3,400 was raised in our most successful fundraising drive ever. This is truly an incredible group of people committed to helping others, and we look forward to finding out how this contribution helps the Mooseheart community!”
Lori Campbell, chief of operations of the company, pointed out that The Label Printers is committed to giving employees the space and the support that they need to be good corporate citizens.
“All we have to do is encourage them to come up with ideas and give them the incentive to implement those ideas successfully,” she said.”We’re very pleased to be able to support worthy organizations through the volunteer fundraising and collection drive efforts of our employees.”
SOURCE: The Label Printers news release
About Mooseheart Child City and School
MOOSEHEART is a residential childcare facility, located on a 1,000-acre campus 38 miles west of Chicago. The Child City is a home for children and teens in need, from infancy through high school.
Dedicated in July 1913 by the Moose fraternal organization, MOOSEHEART cares for youth whose families are unable, for a wide variety of reasons, to care for them. Some have lost one or both parents; others are living in environments that are simply not conducive to healthy growth and development. Whatever the reason, the men and women of the Moose, through unparalleled generosity and volunteerism, furnish the resources necessary to care for children in need. The Moose fraternity provides children with a wholesome home-like environment and the best possible training and education.
About The Label Printers
The Label Printers, Aurora, IL, started in business in 1967, manufacturing simple label constructions in a 1,000 square foot space, with 1 employee, serving the local Chicago market.
Today, the company has evolved into one of the 100 largest converters in the United States. The Label Printers owns and operates two facilities in Aurora, Illinois, manufacturing and distributing labels and packaging products to thousands of customers in 25 countries around the world. The company’s quality systems are registered to ISO 9001 and are backed up by their 99.6 percent Quality Acceptance Rating.
The Label Printers is a member of NASPO (North American Security Products Organization), CACP (Coalition Against Counterfeiting and Piracy), TLMI (Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute) and the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association).
To contact The Label Printers, call 800.229.9549 or e-mail the company at anti- counterfeiting@TheLabelPrinters.com.
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About Harner’s Restaurant, Bakery and Catering
Family owned and operated for 50 years. We specialize in good old fashioned cooking, with our chefs and bakers making everything from scratch in our own kitchens.
Harner’s is truly one of those good old fashioned bakeries that is from a bygone era. Our bakery offers an extensive line of homemade baked goods that are still made from scratch are and baked in our own ovens. From our homemade sweet rolls and donuts to a wide variety of delicious cookies, pies, breads and cakes, we have a reputation for having the best bakery in the Fox Valley area for five decades.