Appleton Coated feels that it is important to give back to the community and to support our employees in their volunteer efforts. A sampling of the organizations and programs that have recently received support from Appleton Coated follows. These donations are consistent with our charter to support literacy and families in need.
The National Holiday Book Program
Appleton Coated employees' generosity through book purchases and financial support resulted in hundreds of books sent to local organizations and over one thousand sent to children's programs nationwide. Special thanks are due to Scholastic Inc. who each year responds generously to our call for support. In 2006, they provided a large selection of books (1,514 total, 18 titles) to 25 national and 4 local organizations. Holidays can be a tough time of year for many people and the books help these organizations lighten the burdens and concerns of those that come to them in their time of need.
Fox Valley Literacy Coalition
Our annual financial support of the Fox Valley Literacy Coalition helps fund textbooks, student workbooks, picture dictionaries, and learning software for the computer lab. People from Brazil, India, Thailand, Mexico, Japan and Fiji now call the Fox Cities and surrounding communities their home and need to learn English to survive and become part of our community. Local English-speaking residents with low literacy levels or those who do not have a high school diploma are also served by the coalition.
Assisting those in need
The Community Blood Center announced that Laurie Wyngaard, of Appleton Coated, is the winner of the 2015 Coordinator of the Year, North award. Laurie has been organizing Appleton Coated’s blood drives for 17 years. Congratulations Laurie, your dedication to the Community Blood Center is inspiring!