On Friday, May 22, Nordic took a day to help serve in the community with its third annual Community Giveback Day. Nordic employees volunteered their time at five different locations in Madison and one in Chicago. It is part of an ongoing effort to create meaningful partnerships in our communities. Nordic recognizes the mutual benefit of a vibrant community and a thriving business and encourages year-round employee involvement in non-profit activities.
Below is a video with highlights from some of the day's activities.
Time: 2 minutes, 57 seconds
Details of the day's efforts
The Chicago Park District oversees all public parks in the city of Chicago. Nordic team members helped clean up the lakeshore by shoveling sand that had built up over the winter from the walkway at North Avenue Beach.
Clean Lakes Alliance is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the improvement and protection of the lakes, streams, and wetlands of south central Wisconsin's Yahara Watershed. Nordic team members planted trees and added mulch along the lakeshore at Lake Mendota's Picnic Point.
Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin serves more than 9,000 low-income individuals and families each year. Nordic team members sorted donated food from a recent food drive to help distribute to local food pantries.
Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization, based on Christian principles, that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion in an effort to break the cycle of poverty housing. Nordic team members worked on the construction of a house in Dane County.
Oak Park Place is a senior living community with a location in Fitchburg, Wis. Nordic team members created cards to send to residents of Oak Park Place.
The University of Wisconsin Arboretum is located fewer than two miles from downtown Madison, encompasses more than 1,200 acres of land, and features more than 20 miles of trails. Nordic team members spread mulch under lilac trees.
Below is a photo album highlighting activities from each of the sites.