LaForce employees are called to be “Santa’s little helpers” once again this holiday season! As they have for the past several years, LaForce employees came together to provide Christmas presents for residents of the New Community Shelter in Green Bay. Some of the items the on the shelter’s wish list include slippers, pajamas, perfume/cologne, gas cards, socks, gloves, scarves, cosmetic bags, and puzzle books such as Sudoku and crosswords.
The New Community Shelter has three primary programs to benefit the needy. The first program, the Emergency Shelter, provides homeless adults with a warm, dry place to stay during the night. The second program the shelter sponsors is the Transitional Living Program. This program helps adults transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The Community Meal Program, the third program, provides local needy individuals and families with daily meals.
The shelter also provides supportive classes to teach the residents ways to better their lives through education and hard work. The shelter provides resume workshops, mock interview sessions, addiction counseling, financial planning and computer classes. After receiving help from the shelter, the shelter’s case managers follow up with the individuals regularly to ensure the individuals are succeeding and progressing.
This very merry holiday season, our employees went “above and beyond” to help the needy in the Green Bay area. Each year, over 300 new and gently used items are given to the shelter to use for Christmas gifts for their residences. The result of LaForce employees’ generosity is always noted on the faces of the grateful recipients!