What makes a community great? People coming together to make things happen. Think about all the things that a community needs help with: volunteers, money, supplies, outreach, or even something as simple as watching out for each other and being kind. Strong communities are built on the foundation of togetherness.
Since its creation, Tundraland Home Improvements has celebrated and rewarded many deserving individuals in the Fox Valley community in many ways through its company-wide initiative, Tundraland Cares. Tundraland’s fiery passion for giving back does not go unnoticed. The Kaukauna-based company was recently awarded the 2017 Outstanding Civic Outreach Award by Heart of the Valley Chamber of Commerce. Tundraland’s mission can be summed up in just five words, “do well and do good.” Since its inception in 2009, Tundraland has found a variety of ways to build a successful business. Since the launch of their Cause Marketing department in 2015, it has quickly been discovered that their philanthropic efforts are quickly becoming the origin of that success.
Their ‘Do Well, Do Good’ philosophy is a multi-faceted business outlook that not only focuses on being a successful business but also one that is centralized around its community outreach efforts and giving back.
Giving back and spreading joy is something that is engrained into the Tundraland culture, and is something that Tundraland is committed to bringing into the communities that they serve state-wide. Tundraland is especially focused on weaving their unique business model into local events like Mile of Music where they’ve created a scholarship program for local music students. Their one of a kind event ‘Windows for a Cause’ is a public art auction where old windows turned into art pieces are auctioned off to raise money and used to make a positive impact in the life of deserving individual. These are only a few examples of ways the community is brought together to accomplish things greater than they ever thought possible.
“The generosity of people in this area is incredible, and Windows for a Cause is possible because of local artists, community members, organizations and others who share their time, talent and funds to make a positive impact in the life of a complete stranger in need,” Brian Gottlieb, president and owner of Tundraland, said. “Without the people of these communities embracing these opportunities to come together for a cause bigger than themselves, the unique culture of this area would be lost.”
Here are 5 ways you can help change lives in your community:
• Help a neighbor: Enhance your neighborhood by helping neighbors with painting, home repairs and other projects around their home. There are many elderly home owners that could use help with these things, as well as yard work, snow removal or just someone to share a laugh with. If you can’t help directly, nominate those in need to receive the help they need.
• Volunteer: Time is one of the most precious things in this busy world we live in. Volunteer your time at a local charity or non-profit organization.
• Donate: There are many non-profit organizations, shelters, and schools that could use art supplies, books, toiletries, and basic home needs.
• Shop local: Every small and medium size business in your community needs your business to survive. Those that own and operate these businesses are your neighbors so a portion of your purchase remains within your community.
• Support: Visit local auctions, benefits, farmers’ markets and other events to support your community and those that need your help. There are many events such as Windows for a Cause that wouldn’t be possible without people like you. Join Tundraland on April 25th, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Windows for a Cause. For more information visit Tundraland.com/windowsforacause.
As Brian Gottlieb said, “There is something very powerful about a community coming together to make something great happen.” To learn more about Tundraland and its outreach in the community, visit www.tundraland.com/cares.