Storm Creek Makes Record Charity Donations In Fourth Quarter
Supplier Storm Creek (PPAI 438091, S6), based in Eagan, Minnesota, has contributed a record $51,557 to charity in fourth quarter of 2020, and has exceeded its annual giving goal for the third year in a row.
“Giving back is woven into the fabric of who we are,” says CEO Teresa Fudenberg. “This year, more than ever, charities struggled for much-needed contributions to serve those in need. To have reached this level of support is truly humbling.”
The company raised the funds through a variety of efforts, including its Wear For BetterSM Shopper Program during the Eighth Annual Warehouse Sale. Shoppers were able to choose one of 14 charity partners to support. This year’s sale raised nearly $37,000. Charity partners included the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, Save the Boundary Waters, Secondhand Hounds, Tee It Up for the Troops and eight others.
In addition, Storm Creek gave in-kind product donations to local and national emergency assistance programs throughout the year. In November and December alone, Storm Creek donated more than $25,000 in product to various organizations in need. Also, through its 1% for the Planet membership, one percent of sales of its eco-made products goes to support causes that impact positive environmental change. By the end of 2021, Storm Creek’s entire product line will include recycled materials and components.
The company is part of the Minnesota Keystone program, which promotes corporate philanthropy by recognizing companies that donate at least two percent of their pre-tax earnings to charitable organizations. Storm Creek gives at the five percent level.
“We believe our apparel can be a catalyst for good—through the sale of our sustainable, high quality products, we drive dollars back into the community,” says Fudenberg. “Our mission is to be Seekers of Better, for all!”