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Help Us Choose Our Next GBGT Cause

Giving Back, Giving Together

C&N's Giving Back, Giving Together (GBGT) program was established in 2015 as an employee-driven effort to make a positive impact in our communities. By engaging our employees, business partners, community members and customers, GBGT has become bigger than we could have imagined. Since 2015,  we have raised over $452,598, donated 29,096 items and volunteered 1,056 hours, and we're looking forward to what comes next.


We Want to Hear from You

Due to the overwhelming support we have seen from our friends and neighbors, we want to get you directly involved by helping decide our next cause. We carefully examined the nominations given to us by our community and employees and narrowed options down to three based on need, community impact, volunteer opportunities and the ability to keep the funds local. 

Please read through our final three options carefully and vote below for the one you want us to support. 

SeniorsWhy Choose This Cause: Performing everyday tasks can become difficult as we get older. By supporting senior services in our area, we can help our senior population remain independent and safe. Many fraud schemes target seniors, putting their finances at risk. This cause also aligns with plans at C&N to provide additional resources for our seniors and better serve our older customers. 

Item Donations: Vary based on the organization and their needs.                                                       

Volunteer Opportunities: “Meals on Wheels,” Foster Grandparent Program, Senior Centers, etc. Could vary based on background check requirements. All volunteer opportunities could be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Potential Partners: The Area Agency on Aging supports programs that provide food, transportation, housing, necessary modifications to their home, and care support for seniors to allow them to remain independent, as well as Senior Centers in every community that provides social interaction, warm meals, and educational programs. There are also Adult Care Centers throughout our footprint.

ChildrenWhy Choose This Cause: No one should ever have to remain in a situation where they are abused or neglected. This is especially true for children who are particularly vulnerable. Through this cause, we could partner with organizations who make it their mission to ensure every child has their basic needs met including access to food, shelter, proper clothing that fits, and hygiene items.

Item Donations: Vary based on the organization and their needs, but could include food, clothing, houseware & hygiene items.

Volunteer Opportunities: This could vary based on background check requirements, depends upon the organization. All volunteer opportunities could be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Potential Partners: Backpack programs, Youth Services, foster programs.

 

Affordable housingWhy Choose This Cause: Having safe, affordable housing is key to building strong communities. These charities not only build new homes but help with repairs on existing homes, keeping neighborhoods strong and viable for years to come. We could help ensure affordable housing is available to local community members.

Item Donations: Vary based on the organization and their needs, but they’re always looking for building materials and items to sell at their “ReStores.”

Volunteer Opportunities: Yes, they’re always looking for volunteers. All volunteer opportunities could be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

Potential Partners: Habitat for Humanity® and other local housing charities.

 

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