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LARSON Employees Contribute to United Way

by Katie Grayson | Dec 02, 2015

The Brookings, SD Larson Manufacturing location is proud to present the Brookings Area United Way with​ a contribution nearly 25% of the organization's goal.

The Brookings LARSON 2015 United Way campaign theme “Give & LIVE UNITED in Brookings County” helped the area United Way to reach 23% of its $1 million goal. 

Larson Lives Unites

The 2015 LARSON United Way Committee presents Brookings Area United way with a check.

Brookings LARSON set a goal of 85% employee participation for the campaign and surpassed that goal with 89% of its employees participating in giving. The company hosted a number of events in addition to the employee giving. Events such has company raffles, 5K Fun Runs, and an employee garden are a few of the events that helped contribute to the success. Additionally, the Larson Foundation Matched the initial participation, helping to double the initial funds raised.

In addition to the Brookings Area United Way goal to raise $1 Million in contributions, the group is also promoting random acts of kindness. To demonstrate this initiative and chair the campaign, 6 representatives were selected from local Brookings businesses known for their generosity, kindness, and support of others – LARSON, Daktronics, Valero, 3M, First Bank & Trust, and UPS.

United Way random acts of kindness
"Kindness" cards were distributed to LARSON employees to encourage random acts of kindess as a part of their United Way campaign.

In addition, “KINDNESS  Pass it on!” cards were printed and distributed to employees to promote random acts of kindness throughout their communities.  These cards were shared with other LARSON locations.  The concept reminds us that by reaching out a hand to one, we can make a difference and influence the condition of all. 

Random Acts of Kindness
Caught in a random act of kindess, Brookings LARSON employees help one another

These successful campaign results further support ​LARSON Vision-Mission-Values statement and are a true measure of ​the generous and caring employees at Larson Manufacturing.

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