Maple Ridge Farms (PPAI 114165, S8) delivered a check for $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau on March 5. The Mosinee, Wisconsin, supplier’s donation was the result of a “Give Back” program started in September 2019. In that program, Maple Ridge Farms offered to donate a percentage of the profits from a specially selected line of gifts.

Joining Tom Riordan, the supplier’s owner and president, at the check presentation were Andy Witt, chief financial officer and executive vice president; Jodie M. Schillinger, executive vice president, and Shana Gardner, administrative operational support, one of the main architects of the program. Although not attending the presentation, Molly Neises, national sales executive, was also instrumental to the success of this fundraising program.

Connie Conrad, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Wausau, was thrilled to receive the contribution. Conrad says, “Maple Ridge Farm’s very generous donation of $5,000 helps us offer our home ownership program for low-income families. We appreciate Maple Ridge Farm’s interest in what we do, how we do it, and most importantly, why we do it. Stable housing has a direct, positive effect on the health and well-being of our partner families.”

Riordan adds, “Although the program ran only for three months, we were pleased with its success and hope that it will be twice as successful in 2020, enabling Maple Ridge to donate $10,000 or more to Habitat for Humanity of Wausau.”

Riordan also acknowledged and thanked all of its distributors that worked to make the program a success. For a complete list of charities supported by Maple Ridge Farms, click here for the community outreach section of its website.