Doing Whatever It Takes to Help
At Watterson, we've seen firsthand how devastating natural disasters can be. In addition to helping businesses get back on their feet following disasters and emergencies, we believe it's important to give back to the people in the communities we serve. That's why we donate a portion of our profits to organizations providing that type of help.
Thank you to each of our partners who are helping us give back in so many ways.
2020 Watterson Donations were made to the following organizations listed below in the names of our valued partners.
- Team Rubicon USA – Disaster Relief
- UNCF – United Negro College Fund
- Girl Scouts of America
- Vitamin Angels – Mother & Child Health Improvement
- Dogs On The Go – Hearing Dogs
- Camp Quality – Kids Cancer Camp
This year, we're donating to Matthew 25 Ministries (find out more at m25m.org).
"The work of Matthew 25: Ministries helps the poorest of the poor and disaster victims throughout the United States and around the world. We accept monetary donations and product donations of misprinted, slightly damaged, over-stocked or gently used supplies from corporations, organizations and individuals nationwide. We also supplement outside donations by manufacturing, assembling and blending products in-house including school notebooks, pencils, rice-soy meals, and paint. With the help of our volunteers, these goods are processed at our 168,000 square-foot Processing Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and then shipped via forty-foot seagoing containers and by semi-trailers to the poorest of the poor and disaster victims. More than 99% of Matthew 25: Ministries’ cash and in-kind donations go toward programs."
Each $50 donation from Watterson provides 79 people with a personal care kit with a selection of items such as shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, razor, lip care, and sanitizer.
REACH (Rescuing Each Animal for Caring Homes) Rescue Inc. is a volunteer based not-for-profit 501(c)(3) no-kill animal rescue group. We are a coalition of rescuers, fosters, vets, humane societies, humane investigators and shelters that advocate saving the lives of homeless animals. We make a selfless and concerted effort to educate the general public on the humane treatment of animals, and the need for comprehensive spay and neutering programs. Our Mission at REACH Rescue Inc. it to rescue dogs and cats that are stray, abandoned, relinquished, abused, neglected, or have run out of time at public shelters and scheduled to be euthanized as a result of overpopulation. At all times, REACH Rescue attempts to bring animals and their people together. The Organization is committed to promoting the rescue, adoption, and public education necessary to ensure all animals that all animals passing through our care REACH a stable, healthy and happy life.
Watterson's donations have made it possible for the relocation the REACH Rescue Inc. operation to a new facility. With Watterson's amazing support, location negotiations, new commercial signing donation, HVAC maintenance, paint & supplies, and reliable contractors, the new Reach Rescue Inc. facility is now open and operating. (Find out more at ReachRescue.org)
On July 25th, 2019 the wonderful volunteers at REACH Rescue lighted up the workday at the Watterson Schaumburg office by bringing a delightfully happy litter of puppies to our office. Taking a break from our day, we all enjoyed romping on the floor and making goofy noises to the tiny little bundles of fluff!
We are all very thankful for the fun break, and we continue to support the wonderful people at REACH Rescue who help work tirelessly to rescue, foster and adopt all the animals they can REACH.
“Channahon’s Three Rivers Festival has been helping the Community for 29 Years! From a community meeting in 1989 to this year’s event, the Three Rivers Festival has generated over $900,000 for community programs and services in the Channahon area. These dollars come from the generous support of our corporate sponsors and those attending the Festival. The money raised for this event are directly reinvested in the community, with the majority of the proceeds equally received by the Festival’s sponsoring organizations: Channahon Pony Baseball, Channahon Lions Club, Channahon Fire Department, and Chanooka Braves Youth Football.”
Watterson's Gold Level Sponsorship provided the funds necessary to introduce, for the first year at Three Rivers Festival, carnival games and prizes for children with learning disabilities.