Culver’s of Valparaiso is continuing their tradition of partnering with community organizations and providing ways for the community to assist various causes. During the month of August, Culver’s partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Porter County and raised $1,100 through roundups and donations taken at the register.
For organizations like Habitat for Humanity of Porter County, donations and community involvement are essential to accomplishing their goals.
“The community support is instrumental in getting the homes built. We have a very generous community, so not only the support and volunteerism, but the generous donations, without our community we couldn’t do what we do,” said Kelly Longhi, Director of Volunteer Experience for Habitat for Humanity of Porter County.
Culver’s makes a point to partner with various organizations in the Valparaiso community which provide many different benefits. With so many organizations to choose from, they have managed to make customer donations, employee involvement and community outreach a huge part of the Culver’s culture.
“We raised $1,100 for Habitat for Humanity of Porter County,” said Katlynn Manns, Marketing Coordinator for Culver’s of Valparaiso. “We partner with these groups because we enjoy what they do and how they help the community. Having the money available allows them to do more and give back.”
Giving back is certainly a theme for Habitat for Humanity of Porter County. They are a small affiliate and are now finishing up work on their first home build. They have plans in place to begin work on their next home, which will be for a family of 12!
“We are a very small affiliate, so having our second home built is a big deal. We want to grow in that, so along with the home builds we’ve started doing some ramp and exterior home repairs for the elderly and then some,” said Longhi.
Helping the organization thrive is important as they move forward to assist families. In addition to donations and roundups, Culver’s also held a family day to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of Porter County. Family days enable the organization to come in and interact with customers, and if the customer mentions them while ordering food, Culver’s donates a portion of proceeds for the day to the organization.
“I think the community involvement is everything that we stand for. So, the family day meant a lot because we get to be involved in that fundraising process, and we get to meet with the people who are helping to fund the house. It was fun and really exciting to meet the people as they were coming in,” said Monika Knight, Executive Assistant for Habitat for Humanity of Porter County.
Culver’s of Valparaiso can be counted on to provide a great cause for their customers to donate to. With various methods of donation available and many organizations to partner with, they are instrumental in doing good for the Valparaiso Community.
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