20 years of making your day brighter
Happy 2021! We are so pumped about 2021 for a lot of reasons but a big one is that this is our 20th year in business! We want to do something extra special to celebrate and what better way than to pay it forward by giving back to the community that we have been privileged to be a part of these past 20 years.
Therefore, we are launching our “20 years of making your day brighter” campaign where we will carry out 20 acts of kindness throughout the year. These 20 acts of kindness will take many forms including monetary and charitable donations, sponsorships, volunteering our time, random acts of kindness and other ways that we can help the community. *Please note that all acts of kindness will be for organizations, non-profits or community events. Since we have no fair way to determine individual need at this time, individual people or families will not be considered.*
We will be sharing this journey all year long on Facebook and here on our website so you can see what amazing people and organizations we give back to. If you have any suggestions of organizations or people we should consider, please email email@example.com. We are looking forward to this year and all that is to come and above all we look forward to continuing to make your day brighter!
Act of kindness #1: T.B. Scott Mansion Tower relocation lighting
When we heard that the T.B. Scott Mansion tower was going to be saved and relocated, we pledged to do the lighting at no cost to the city as our 1st act of kindness. The lighting looks beautiful and if you get a chance to see the tower at night you really should!
Act of kindness #2: Lincoln County Humane Society
We dropped off donations including cat liter, cleaning supplies and some cookies for the staff and volunteers!
Act of kindness #3: Marathon County Humane Society
We dropped off cat food and toys, dog treats, cleaning supplies and some baked goods for the staff members.
Act of kindness #4: Merrill Chamber of Commerce
The Merrill Chamber of Commerce is doing some remodeling. We did some electrical work for them at no charge and also dropped off some baked goods for the staff. We can’t wait to see the office once the remodeling is completed!
Act of kindness #5: Cookies for Healthcare Workers
We took over 100 individually wrapped cookies (both super cute and yummy) to the Marshfield Clinic in Merrill. It was a simple way to thank all of the doctors, nurses and healthcare workers for all they do for us!
Act of kindness #6: Fire Safety Education Materials
We donated money to the National Fire Safety Council via the Merrill Fire Department. The money will be used to create and distribute fire safety education materials for kids throughout our local community. Our donation will cover materials for 50 local students!
Act of kindness #7: Desserts for Merrill Fire Department
In honor of EMS week and National Electrical Safety Month, we took a delicious assortment of desserts from the Polka-Dotted Pie bakery to the Merrill Fire Department for the firefighters and administrative staff!
Act of kindness #8: Setting for Saint Jude Children’s Hospital
Team ITL entered the Setting for Saint Jude volleyball tournament where 50% of all proceeds are donated to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital. Our team took first place in the B division and donated all winnings back to Saint Jude’s.
Act of kindness #9: Glow Run Sponsorship for Gigi’s Playhouse of Wausau
We were a sponsor for the 5K Glow Run to support Gigi’s Playhouse of Wausau. In addition, to being a sponsor we had a team walk in the event. It was so much fun and we were told that they ended up raising over $75,000. How awesome is that!?! And to top it all off our very own Brittney Petroske sang the national anthem to start the race!
Act of kindness #10: Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo Sponsorship
We sponsored the Wisconsin River Pro Rodeo that took place right here in Merrill. We were sponsors for the Rodeo Queen competition. And to top it off Sasha was asked to be a judge for the Queen’s competition!
Act of kindness #11: Lincoln County Fair Sponsorship
The Lincoln County Fair was back this year and we were excited to sponsor them for their “These are the Good Ole Days” theme. Did you see our banner in the livestock pavilion?
Act of kindness #12: Blessings in a Backpack
Just in time for back to school we were able to give food donations to Blessings in a Backpack. They provide food on the weekends to children who may not have access to it in the DC Everest, Wausau and Mosinee school districts. We are very happy we could help with their mission!