Donating our time
Throughout the year, Nordic teammates make it about 'we' by coming together to support non-profits and other organizations in many different ways. Here's a look at just a few of those instances.
River Food Pantry
A group of Nordic employees visits The River Food Pantry every month to help prepare lunch or fill grocery carts for the pantry’s clients. We also collect food, toiletries, and other household items at the home office on an ongoing basis to donate to the pantry. The River is one the busiest food pantries in the Madison area, serving more than 1,000 households every week.
United Way of Dane County
Each October, Nordic runs a fundraising campaign to support the United Way of Dane County and the programs they provide to families throughout the community.
This year, Nordic employees pledged a total of $24,194 to support this cause, exceeding last year’s pledges by almost $5,000. Also, 60 employees came together in the home office to decorate note cards and pack snack bags for children facing food insecurity. Together, we were able to pack 2,000 snack bags, which were distributed to local elementary schools, community centers, and food banks.
Tri 4 Schools
Nordic has been heavily involved in Tri 4 Schools, a non-profit devoted to encouraging healthy, active kids and schools in Wisconsin through youth swimming, biking, and running events and programs that support school health and fitness initiatives.
We helped kick off the organization's Exercise for Achievement program at multiple Madison-area school sites and donated water bottles to each of the over 500 participants. We also helped to set up for the Waunakee Triathlon by sorting ribbons, stuffing participant swag bags, and setting up mats and flags for the biking and running courses.
American Heart Association
In September, Nordic employees and their friends and family members participated in Madison’s American Heart Association Heart Walk. We also raised funds to donate to the American Heart Association.