JANUARY 2018 | In Charlotte, North Carolina, Elan employees participated in a workshop to assemble stuffed animals for donation to the Charlotte Fire Department. The firefighters from the department give out the stuffed animals to children involved in emergency situations to provide some comfort in a variety of life changing scenarios. Elan is proud to help out the community and participate in an event that benefits those at their most vulnerable and in a time of great need.
JUNE 2017 | Elan participated in a community volunteer event in Minneapolis, MN as part of their focus on social responsibility. The event hosted several organizations based in the Twin Cities, including Bridging, which is a locally based nonprofit that helps provide furniture to people who are moving out of poverty and homelessness. Elan employees helped build dressers, packaged children’s kits, and created laundry detergent packs. All of these activities directly impacted those in need and provided relief to allow focus on creating successful futures.
SEPTEMBER 2016 | Feed My Starving Children is a reputable and global non-profit organization focused on distributing food to severely malnourished children through partner organizations in orphanages, schools, clinics and other food programs in impoverished parts of the world. Feed My Starving Children has reached more than 70 countries since it was established in 1987. In September, Elan employees helped hand pack 109 boxes of MannaPack Rice, one of Feed My Starving Children’s specially formulated meal packs. 109 boxes of MannaPack Rice will provide 23,544 meals to children in need. The amount of food in these boxes can feed 65 children over the course of a year. Elan employees filled the MannaPack Rice meal bags, sealed them, labeled them, and packed the boxes before they were shipped to countries around the world.
JUNE 2015 | On June 3rd, 2015 Elan was one of the sponsors of the 21st Annual Michigan Credit Union Charity Open as part of the Michigan Credit Union League’s 2015 Convention and Exposition. 180 participants from Michigan credit unions and business affiliates played 18 hold of golf at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City, Michigan. The proceeds, totaling $30,000, were donated to Credit Unions for Kids, a brand founded as a catalyst for credit unions to fundraise for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The 170 affiliated hospitals are specifically focused on children and provide more than $2.5 billion in services annually.
FEBRUARY 2015 | Feed My Starving Children is a global non-profit organization focusing on distributing food to children in an effort to break the cycle of poverty. Feed My Starving Children has reached more than 70 countries since it was established in 1987. In February 2015, Elan employees donated their time to Feed My Starving Children by hand packing meals specifically formulated for the malnourished children in orphanages, schools, feeding programs and clinics around the world. Elan employees also donated $1,500 to support the non-profit’s continuing efforts to build healthy children in every country.
JANUARY 2015 | In January 2015, Elan employees purchased and prepared lunch for children at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Employees also raised $1,500 to support the non-profit organization’s mission. The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery’s purpose is to end child abuse and neglect and to create strong, healthy families. For the past 30+ years they have provided shelter and counseling services to over 2,200 children and responded to over 4,000 crisis calls each year. Elan is proud to support The Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery and their efforts.