We began the Casual for a Cause program over a decade ago as a way for us all to give back as a community. Each month an employee committee presents three local, nonprofit organizations that need our help, and our team members vote to decide which organization we support. Combined, we’ve raised over $25,000 for these worthy organizations, and we’re just getting started!

Hear what some of our past recipients have to say:

2018 Casual for a Cause Recipients:

Thousand Islands Area Habitat for Humanity: The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit housing organization, which strives for a world where everyone has a decent place to live by building homes, communities and hope.

4-H Camp Wabasso: A residential summer camp in Redwood, NY that offers campers archery, astronomy, theatre, volleyball and more.

Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc.: Provides essential transportation services to North Country residents in need.

Northern New York Autism Foundation: Finds solutions and improves public awareness of Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (NIDS) related diseases—both neuro-immune and auto-immune—through research, education and legislation.

St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House: Immediate response to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through services that empower victims and increase community awareness.

Boys & Girls Club of Northern New York: The Northern New York chapter of this nationwide organization that gives children a safe place to learn, play and grow, supportive mentors, and enriching programs, experience and activities.

Heartbeats for Madden: A component of The North Country Pre-Natal Council, this organization was founded by Jenna Mooney following the loss of her son, Madden, and offers free services, including CPR certification, safe sleep education, babysitting courses and more.

Caps for Cancer: An organization that strives to give encouragement, comfort and hope to patients with cancer, as well as raise money for the Upstate Cancer Center and University  Hospital in Syracuse NY.

Feed Our Vets: This nonprofit provides food to more than 25,000 veterans and their families who are struggling to feed themselves. It receives 100% of its funds from private donors.

The Rohde Center: A nonprofit, volunteer-driven food pantry that provides food at no cost to low-income families in southern Jefferson County.

November & December:
We purchased and collected more than 300 coats to V.E.M. Food Pantry and Victims Assistance and Child Advocacy Centers. A second donation was also made to The Rohde Center in loving memory of Kayla Schultz.

Do you belong to, or know of, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that could use our support? Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch within one business day.

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