Supplier Beacon Promotions, Inc. of New Ulm, Minnesota, and its employees are supporters of the Brown County United Way, which offers programs providing education, health, self-sufficiency and basic needs. A recent fund-raising initiative at the company brought in $2,600 for the organization.

The week started with a presentation from several United Way representatives, who spoke about two of the more than 30 nonprofit agencies that are supported by United Way. The two nonprofits featured were NUMAS House, which provides emergency shelter and support services to homeless women and children in the Brown County area, and the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA), which provides safety and healing to victims of domestic and sexual violence through support, education, advocacy and shelter. These two agencies often work closely together.

The fund-raising initiative offered employees numerous ways to support the United Way. Employees could purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win additional PTO hours, purchase popcorn from a local popcorn truck and ended the week with a silent auction/bake sale. Many employees also contributed to the United Way through payroll deductions this year.