Charitable Donations 2018 — A Year in Review

It’s the holiday season, and giving back to the community is a value that Global Finishing Solutions (GFS) employees prioritize in their busy schedules, especially this time of year. GFS is committed to assisting our employees in their efforts, as well as contributing to many local causes and organizations. An internal Charitable Donations committee handles all of GFS’ charitable contributions throughout the year. This committee is in charge of distributing educational scholarships, monetary donations and custom-made fire rings for various community events, fundraisers, silent auctions and more. GFS is proud to support the surrounding communities and the people who live in them through these channels.

This year, GFS has provided monetary donations to the following organizations:

    • 7th Annual Tractor Pull — Ettrick, Wisconsin
    • American Red Cross — Adopt A Deployment
    • American Red Cross — Heroes Breakfast
    • American Red Cross — Sound the Alarm

  • Butch Olson 3-on-3 Team
  • Chippewa Valley Spirit All Stars
  • Christmas for Kids
  • Christmas Parade
  • CVTC Alumni Association — Spring Gala
  • CVTC Foundation Scholarships
  • Dairyland Conference — High School Football Event
  • Down Syndrome Chippewa Valley Walk
  • Eleva Broiler Fest
  • Eleva Fire Department Fireman’s Dance
  • Eleva Strum High School Post-Prom Party
  • Elk Mound High School Graduation Lock-In Party
  • Empty Bowls — Feed My People Food Bank
  • Fall Creek High School Athletic Booster Club
  • Fall Creek High School Graduation Lock-In Party
  • Fierce Freedom
  • Friends of the Hauge Memorial Library
  • G-E-T Golfin’

  • G-E-T Junior Class Post-Prom Party
  • Golf for Shane Hole Sponsorship
  • Jackson County Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers

  • La Crosse Area Chapter ASHRAE Golf Outing
  • Lake Martha Days
  • LE Phillips Career Development Center
  • Lincoln Elementary Buzz Awards

  • Miss Osseo Program
  • Osseo Commercial Club Golf Outing
  • Osseo Commercial Club Membership
  • Osseo-Fairchild Bike Program
  • Osseo-Fairchild High School Girls Basketball Team Tournament
  • Osseo-Fairchild Legion Baseball Helmets
  • Osseo-Fairchild Schools Musical
  • Osseo-Fairchild Schools Sixth-Grade Trip to Washington, D.C.
  • Osseo Fire Department
  • Osseo Football/Baseball Scoreboard
  • Osseo Girl Scout Troop
  • Osseo Golf Club
  • Osseo Golf Club Mens/Womens Big Cup Classic
  • Osseo Holiday Light Parade
  • Osseo Hospital
  • Osseo K-9 Unit
  • Osseo Lions Club — Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Osseo Merchants and Legion Baseball
  • Osseo Merchants Baseball Firework Display
  • Osseo Police Department
  • Pace and Pedal Event
  • ParkBeats
  • Polar Plunge for Special Olympics
  • Real Life Academy
  • Ruby’s Pantry
  • STOP After Prom Party — Osseo-Fairchild High School
  • STOP Osseo-Fairchild High School 2019 Prom
  • Strum Community Foundation
  • Zayvier’s Chicken Chase

GFS also donated 80 custom-manufactured fire rings to additional programs and various benefits, fundraisers, raffles, silent auctions, golf outings and other events in our surrounding towns — including Alma Center, Augusta, Durand, Eau Claire, Eleva, Fairchild, Fall Creek, La Crosse, Mondovi, Osseo, Strum and Whitehall.

Organizations that we have supported with fire ring donations this year include:

  • Alma Center Emergency Medical Responders
  • Alma Center Lions Club
  • American Legion — Armed Forces Day
  • American Red Cross Christmas Blood Drive
  • Ashley’s Angels
  • Augusta FFA Alumni
  • Augusta High School Senior Class Breakfast Raffle
  • Benefit for Carson Zwiefelhofer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin Golf Outing
  • Black River Falls Youth Hockey Association Golf Outing
  • Black River Falls Youth Hockey State Tournament
  • Brandon Semingson Scholarship Fundraiser
  • Candy Cane Raffle Fundraiser
  • Cardinal Manufacturing
  • Commercial Club Christmas Parade
  • Conservation Clubs of Trempealeau County
  • CVTC Alumni Association — Spring Gala
  • Eau Claire County Friends of the Fair
  • Eau Claire County Friends of the Fair — December Raffle
  • Eau Claire County Friends of the Fair — Fair Item
  • Eleva Strum FFA Alumni
  • Elk Mound High School Booster Club
  • Elk Mound High School Football Golf Outing
  • Elk Mound High School PTO Event — 32nd Carnival
  • Ella Konze Benefit
  • Fairchild Rod & Gun Kids Fishing Contest
  • Fall Creek Co-ed Basketball Tournament
  • Fall Creek Lions Car Show
  • F&D Archery – Bowfishing
  • For Heart’s Sake Donate for Scarlet
  • Foster Coon Hunt
  • Fundraiser for Cody Miller
  • G-E-T Booster Club Fundraiser
  • GFS American Cancer Society — Memorial Day
  • GFS We Care
  • Golf for Shane
  • Hale Township Fire and Fire Responders (Pleasantville)
  • Humbird Fundays
  • Jackson County Goat Project
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Kasey & Kurt Co-ed Softball
  • Kevin Kochanski Benefit
  • Ladies VFS Auxiliary
  • Lake Eau Claire Association
  • Lake Eau Claire Ice Fishing
  • Lake Martha Days
  • Mondovi High School Europe Trip Fundraiser
  • Morrie’s Mile — Gilbert Brown Foundation
  • My 2nd Home Softball League
  • Nate Walsh Poker Run
  • North Branch Humbird Rod & Gun
  • Osseo Classic Cars — Lake Martha Days
  • Osseo Commercial Club Golf Outing
  • Osseo Dusty Riders
  • Osseo-Fairchild High School Booster Club
  • Osseo-Fairchild High School Baseball
  • Osseo-Fairchild High School Boys Basketball Alumni
  • Osseo-Fairchild FFA Banquet
  • Osseo-Fairchild High School Football
  • Osseo-Fairchild High School Basketball
  • Osseo Fire Department
  • Osseo Lions Club/Rod & Gun
  • Osseo Merchant Baseball — Festival of the Fields Event
  • Osseo Merchants Baseball Stag Party
  • Osseo Police Department
  • Relay for Life — Osseo (American Cancer Society)
  • Rita Tranberg Pay It Forward Event
  • Rolling Thunder Inc Chapter 4 — Veterans Appreciation Dinner
  • Save 2nd Base Event
  • Sharing Hope Walk to Prevent Suicide

  • Skyline Scramble
  • Strum Community Fire Department Event
  • Strum Community Foundation
  • Student APICS Chapter for UWEC
  • Valley Stars Baseball
  • VFW Blooms Event
  • Whitehall Booster Club Annual Carnival
  • Wisconsin Horse Pulling Donation Event
  • Working Women’s Christmas Party

  • York Northfield Sportsmans Club

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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