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.
Genesys Works Draft Day