A Year of Giving — GFS’ 2017 Charitable Donations


Giving back to the community is a value that has been instilled in our company since its inception. To involve our employees in the company’s charitable contributions, we handle all donation requests through an employee-run committee, our Charitable Donations committee. By providing scholarships, monetary donations and custom-made fire rings for community events, fundraisers, silent auctions and more, GFS continuously gives back to our employees, surrounding communities and the people who live in them.

Each year, GFS offers educational scholarships to students to help make college more affordable, as well as many monetary donations to various charitable causes. In 2017, we provided children of employees with scholarships to both two-year and four-year college education funds. GFS also donated funds to various post-prom and post-graduation parties and lock-ins for area schools.

Advocating for education and safety of our surrounding schools and communities, GFS also contributed time and money to the following school programs and after-school events:

Osseo-Fairchild Bike Program

  • Area Boy Scouts
  • Area Girl Scouts
  • Area School Sports and Clubs
  • Black River Falls Youth Hockey
  • Eleva-Strum High School Cardinal Manufacturing
  • Eleva-Strum Softball Field
  • Fall Creek Athletic Booster Club
  • Jackson County 4H
  • Miss Osseo Royalty Program
  • Osseo-Fairchild Bike Program
  • Osseo-Fairchild Scoreboard
  • Real Life Academy
  • TopGun Cheer

In addition to these and school programs and scholarships, we were also able to sponsor many great events, including the following:

In the surrounding communities, we strive to support events and charitable causes that will help improve the livelihood of those that live here. GFS is proud to have contributed to deserving programs such as:

Osseo Police Department Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

  • ACC 100 Days of Golf
  • Annual Senior Americans Day
  • Appliances for New Fire Station — Osseo Rural Fire Department
  • Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
  • Eau Claire County Livestock
  • Eleva Fire Department Fireman’s Dance
  • Humbird Fun Days
  • Hurricane Harvey Relief — American Red Cross
  • Jackson County Parks and Recreation
  • Osseo Christmas Parade Holiday Lights
  • Osseo Golf Club Landscaping and Fertilizer for Expanded Driving Range
  • Osseo Hospital
  • Osseo Lake Martha Days
  • Osseo Lions Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Osseo Merchants Baseball Field Sign
  • Osseo Police Department Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • ParkBeats Summer Concert Series
  • Puerto Rice Hurricane Relief — American Red Cross
  • Ruby’s Pantry
  • Table of Friendship Community Meal

GFS also donated 82 custom-manufactured fire rings to additional programs and various benefits, fundraisers, raffles, silent auctions, golf outings and other events in our surrounding towns, including Augusta, Durand, Eau Claire, Eleva, Fairchild, Fall Creek, La Crosse, Mondovi, Osseo, Strum and Whitehall.





More causes and donations are listed below:

We appreciate all of our employees who make these donations possible each year, especially our Charitable Donations committee members and manufacturing teams who custom make each fire ring. We look forward to a new year of giving and wish you a wonderful new year.

Happy Holidays from GFS!

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