Another New Year has begun! We’ve given our toasts, drank some bubbly, and made resolutions. And now, it’s time for reflection.
Community giving was a shining theme of 2013. Whether it’s weeding gardens, refreshing a park, or walking for a cause, we lent a hand.
Over the years, Bruner has partnered with the United Way of Central Ohio to bring compassion and aid to residents in need. Most recently, in our Warmest Wishes campaign, Bruner donated to the St. Vincent Family Center and Habitat for Humanity MidOhio, but we’ve also donated our time and efforts throughout the year—not just around the holidays.
To spark our United Way Campaign each year, Bruner hosts a Kickoff Week to spread the word about volunteer opportunities and get everyone excited about the year’s events.
This year, the “Pathway out of Poverty” Kickoff Week was filled with fun surprises. The CD102.5 ice cream truck even dropped by to provide frosty afternoon treats for employees.
Our first event, Community Care Day,was held at a Volunteers of America transitional housing complex for our military heroes. These homeless Veteran’s, feeling forgotten by society, are given a place to call home at Volunteers of America’s Veteran’s Resource Center—a place for which they can be proud. Bruner had twelve volunteers help landscape and beautify the Veteran’s Resource Center. By giving this housing complex a little facelift, volunteers were able to provide valuable community service to those in need.
Another notable event, the Bruner Golf Outing, was a huge success. By prompting employees, vendors, and suppliers we were able to raise a substantial amount of money for the United Way of Central Ohio—and also have a bit of fun!
From spring until winter, Bruner identified and participated in various other charitable events to engage our employees and give back to our community.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Wagon donation in honor of Ian Richey
and family (pictured left)
Mount Carmel Golf Invitational
In support of scholarship funding for
Mount Carmel College of Nursing
In support of Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Great job John Herold, on your time of 3:23:26!
Over 80,000 lbs donated to Operation Feed in the last 4 years
Creative Living – A Bouquet of Flavours
Funding for Creative Living’s Resident
Columbus Tutoring Initiative
Beacon Elementary School
9 Bruner employees donate their lunch hour
to tutoring 1st graders in reading
American Heart Walk –
In Loving Memory of Bobbi Newman
Surpassed our goal of $2,500
and had 21 walkers! (pictured left)
Donations to Kokomo, IN
Bruner is proud of our great employees, who have dedicated their time and effort to make these great contributions to the Central Ohio community. We’re also blessed to have such great suppliers and vendors working with us. Partnership is at our core and we value all of our relationships, whether long-standing or newly created.
The importance of philanthropy is fully integrated into Bruner’s culture. We truly value the opportunity to work on projects that impact the lives of others.
Now that’s a wrap for 2013–can’t wait to see what 2014 will bring!