SupplyCore employees raised money for local non-profit organizations through their annual associate charity auction on Friday, October 30th.

This year, SupplyCore associates raised $3,000, and SupplyCore matched the amount raised bringing the grand total of money donated to $6,000. SupplyCore will donate all proceeds in equal $2,000 portions to three not-for-profit organizations, including the Veterans’ Drop-In Center in Rockford, Shelter Care Ministries, and the Carrie Lynn Children’s Center.

SupplyCore is proud to promote a company-wide culture of giving and volunteerism, and is fortunate to have associates that are community-minded, generous, and passionate about volunteering, especially during this challenging year.

While SupplyCore did not hold a check presentation due to COVID-19 restrictions, each organization provided a special thanks to SupplyCore and its family of associates:

  • “SupplyCore volunteers and annual contributions have provided significant support for our local veterans in need,” said Pat Ambrose of the Veterans’ Drop-In Center. “We are grateful for SupplyCore’s encouragement of employees to be good members of the community and are heartened by their eager attitudes in all they do with the Veterans Drop-In Center.”
  • “For the past 35 years, Shelter Care has been a community leader in helping families move from homelessness to housing and helping adults living with chronic mental illness lead fulfilling lives,” said Sarah Parker of Shelter Care. “COVID-19 may have changed how we provide our services, but we’ve continued to meet the needs of the families we house and our Jubilee members. To know that businesses like SupplyCore recognize the importance of this work makes us very grateful. Thank you for your donation.”
  • “We are so grateful to be the recipient of such a generous donation from the SupplyCore charity auction,” said Kathy Pomahac of the Carrie Lynn Children’s Center. “As a primarily grant funded agency, we rely heavily on community donations and personal contributions to close the approximate $32,000 gap between what grant funding provides and the cost of direct services.  Of course, the challenges brought on by the pandemic have made it much more difficult to address this deficit, but services must go on. So, that makes this donation even more precious to us. On behalf of our staff and partners, thank you to all of the SupplyCore Associates for choosing our organization. You have helped us to impact the lives of the hundreds of child victims we serve.”

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, SupplyCore’s Activities Committee, a group of dedicated associates from across the company who organize company-sponsored events and activities throughout the year, reconfigured the timing and scope of this year’s charity auction to accommodate associates working from home. As in past years, associates drove 100% of the planning and organization of the auction. Many of this year’s auction items featured gift cards to various local merchants and restaurants. Associates raise money for several causes throughout the year, and this particular fundraiser dates back to 2007.