In 2019, TruStone Financial and TruStone Home Mortgage employees, along with the TruStone Foundation, raised more than $14,000 for charitable causes, just from wearing jeans to work.
Once a month, on the credit union’s Casual for a Cause day, employees can make a donation to a selected nonprofit in exchange for participating in casual Friday. Charities are verified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that are nominated by TruStone staff.
Here are the organizations that TruStone employees and the Foundation contributed $14,000 to through this fundraising effort last year:
- Hats and Mittens raises money for various children’s charities in the community and collects hats and mittens for homeless children.
- JDRF One Walk is a yearly event put on by JDRF, a non-profit that improves the lives of people living with type 1 diabetes by funding innovative research, advocating for government action and providing a supportive community.
- The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
- Junior Achievement is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.
- Pageant of Hope helps young girls and ladies with developmental disabilities build self-esteem and confidence through inspiring workshops and other events.
- Teen Reach provides hope to at-risk youth through camping and mentoring programs. They empower youth across the nation and around the globe with the life skills and tools they need to successfully transition into adulthood.
- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds research, advocates for social and political change, provides education and sponsors services that help people who live with and are affected by multiple sclerosis.
- Homeward Bound helps people with disabilities through compassionate, person-centered support. They provide 24-hour specialized nursing care, group living environments, in-home services and individualized housing options.
- Simon Says Give is a non-profit run by children, for children. The organization provides birthday parties, school supplies and more for children in need.
- Hope Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing supportive services for those affected by alcohol and drug abuse in the Kenosha, WI community.
- The Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute maximizes the quality of life for people of all ages and abilities by delivering comprehensive, person-centered rehabilitation throughout life.
- Toys for Tots was created by the United States Marines to provide toys to economically disadvantaged children during the holidays.