Renodis Named Finalist for 2018 Community Impact Award, Minnesota Business Magazine

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Renodis is delighted to be named a finalist for the 2018 Community Impact Award in the “Best in Class Small” category from from Minnesota Business Magazine.

The 2018 Community Impact Awards honors businesses, social enterprise organizations, nonprofits, initiatives and individuals making a significant impact on communities in Minnesota. Finalists will be honored and winners announced at a celebratory event February 22, 2018.

Click here to view the full list of finalists.

Renodis Community Impact Highlights

  • St Jude Children’s Hospital: Event Volunteering and Registration Desk
  • Honor Flight – Renodis CEO, Craig Beason, supported and accompanied a local WWII Veteran, Paul Bolden, as he traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the Honor Flight Program, a non-profit dedicated to transporting veterans to visit memorials built to honor their service. “I’m really excited. I’m 86 years old and I used to travel a lot so it’s renewing in me all over again. I was in Bremerhaven Germany and I haven’t had contact with any of the guys since 1946”, recalls Paul Bolden. “I’m honored to be able to accompany Paul as he visits Washington, D.C. for the first time. This area’s Honor Flight program has been running since 2005 and this will be the 14th Honor Flight which includes 77 veterans and 88 guardians”, says Craig. In addition to sponsoring the flight Renodis employees participated in the “V-Mail” program, an in-flight mail call to provide the Honor Flight veterans letters thanking them for their service and wishing them well on their trip. The “V-Mail” program is a poignant reminder of how important mail service was to veterans while serving overseas.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Hunt “HUNT FOR A HELPING HAND”– This is one of the biggest charitable events that Renodis organized. A South Dakota pheasant hunt involving clients and partners with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Valley.
  • Genesys Works – a local non-profit focused on providing technology experiences to underprivileged high school students. Renodis brings on a yearly, paid, high-school intern with the goal of giving them valuable workplace experience as they prepare for college and working in the technology field.
  • Ducks Unlimited Sponsor/Mentor for Youth Hunt Duck Season – Craig Beason was excited to mentor an underprivileged youth through Ducks Unlimited. These are youth that would otherwise not have an opportunity to learn about water fowl, the outdoors, and explore their interest in hunting.
  • Feed My Starving Children – We support this cause 4 times a year with a large group of employees volunteering time and bringing a corporate check
  • Polar Plunge: Special Olympics – We rent a bus and bring a large group of employees to participate in our local polar plunge. Challenges for employees that raise the most funds. ($12k raised over the past year)
  • Bruce F Vento Elementary School, St Paul Public Schools – School Supplies Collecting
  • State Fair Parking Coordination benefiting Second Harvest Heartland
  • Reoccurring Food Packing at Second Harvest Heartland
  • Reoccurring Food Shelf Drive benefiting Prism Food Bank
  • A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Renodis VP of Delivery, Paul Cashin, and his wife Jane founded and are very active in Minnesota Special Hockey. Jane is currently the president of this organization that adapted an ice hockey program for players of all ages with developmental disabilities. Paul also coached and volunteered for Minnesota Special Olympics, Western Wings
  • ASPCA – Collect pet food/blankets for humane society
  • The Lewis House – Employee Knitting Group knitted hats and Scarves
  • The Ain Dah Yung Center – which means “our home” in the Ojibwe language – is an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless American Indian youth. Our employee knitting group knit hats and scarves for this group
  • KidsCan – Employees made tie blankets and cards for this group benefiting kids with cancer
  • Toys for Tots Boxes during the holiday season
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing during the holiday season
  • Walk for Animals for the Animal Humane Society
  • American Red Cross Employee Monthly Blood Donations
  • *New* Renodis Employee Points Program Rewards Employees for Volunteering – this program awards points for fulfilling monthly challenges around Personal, Professional and Charitable giving opportunities. These points can be turned in for clothes, backpacks and other prizes.

Renodis Volunteers at Feed My Starving Children

 

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Volunteering at Secondhand Harvest Heartland

 

Paul Bolden

HONOR FLIGHT, Paul Bolden

genesys works
Genesys Works Draft Day

Renodis Volunteers at Second Harvest

Volunteering to Make a Global Impact

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Recently, a group of Renodis employees and their children visited the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) facility in Eagan, MN. There, each person is given a position along the assembly line work station in packaging individual MannaPacks. Each MannaPack contains vitamins, dehydrated vegetables, soy and rice to make sure the recipient of the MannaPack is […]

Renodis supports A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s 2016 GOLF CLASSIC

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Renodis is looking forward to participating in and supporting A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s 2016 GOLF CLASSIC at Deer Run Golf Club, 8661 Deer Run Dr, Victoria, MN on Friday, June 10th!

Agenda

  • 11:30 am: Registration and Silent Auction open
  • Noon: Lunch buffet available, driving range open
  • 12:50 pm: Find your cart
  • 1 pm: Shotgun start
  • 5-6 pm: Happy Hour (free beer and soda)
  • 6 pm: Steak or Chicken Dinner hot off the grill!
  • 7 pm: Event finishes, but feel free to stay until the club closes at 10 pm

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is able to provide $150,000 research fellowships to doctors and scientists who have devoted their careers to improving the 17% survival rate for lung cancer. We also provide rides and companionship to those who face lung cancer alone.

Want to join in the fun? Visit the event website to learn more: http://abreathofhope.org/event/4th-annual-golf-classic.

Renodis Supports GenesysWorks Internship Program

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We are excited to announce that Renodis is joining Genesys Works as a Corporate Partner in providing a year-long paid internship opportunity to a student of their organization starting in August.

“Genesys Works is a charitable organization that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world.”

The Genesys Works Impact

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We are happy to have the opportunity to partner with Genesys Works and looking forward to attending the Genesys Works 3rd Annual CIO Luncheon this Friday.

For more information about Genesys Works in the Twin Cities, visit their website at www.GenesysWorks.org/twincities.

[Video] Renodis Polar Plungers get “As Cold As Ice” to Benefit Special Olympics SD

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“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” – Special Olympics Athlete Oath

Congratulations to Renodis Team Shock and Thaw on their record-breaking fundraising efforts! Close to $10k raised to benefit Special Olympics SD. A big thank you to our client Premier Bankcard for bringing this great cause to our attention. The following documents the brave team and their dedication to raising awareness for The Special Olympics.

Next year – be brave with us 🙂

Learn more at www.plungesd.org