Lorain Meijer team members chose to support community behavioral health as part of nearly $3M Meijer Team Gives fall donation program
LORAIN, OH –The Nord Center announced today that it will receive $5,000 through the Meijer Team Gives fall donation program. The organization is one of an estimated 500 nonprofits to receive a surprise donation after being selected by a diverse panel of Meijer team members at the Lorain, Ohio Meijer store.
“Not only are we delighted to have these funds to support our mission at what continues to be a critical time for mental health, crisis and sexual assault services, but also we are touched that Lorain team members chose our organization for this honor.” said Nord Center CEO Don Schiffbauer.
The first-ever Meijer Team Gives event will donate an estimated $3 million to nonprofits, such as The Nord Center identified by local Meijer team members in their communities across the Midwest.
“What makes this event so special is the hands-on role our team members played in nominating and selecting the nonprofits that would benefit in their own communities,” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Giving for Meijer. “Our stores and distribution facilities know the needs of their communities because they live in and serve them every day, so we’re pleased to have them lead this giving effort by identifying the local causes that matter most to them.”
Earlier this fall, Meijer team members in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin formed a diverse committee at each store and distribution facility to nominate a local nonprofit organization or two for consideration of a fall donation. Each store and distribution facility chose to award one local nonprofit $10,000 or two nonprofits $5,000 apiece in the Meijer Team Gives donation event.
The $5,000 donation will be used to support The Nord Center’s continued efforts to expand and improve access to care. For more information on The Nord Center, its efforts and how to support them, please visit www.nordcenter.org.
For more information on Meijer and the retailer’s commitment to its communities, team members and customers, please visit www.meijercommunity.com.
About The Nord Center: Established in 1947, The Nord Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit provider of community mental health and related support services headquartered in Lorain County. The Nord Center’s mission is: Engaging people in our community to achieve mental and emotional health through prevention, treatment and advocacy.
About Meijer: Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates more than 258 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. A privately-owned and family-operated company since 1934, Meijer pioneered the “one-stop shopping” concept and has evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, pet departments, garden centers, toys and electronics. For additional information on Meijer, please visit www.meijer.com. Follow Meijer on Twitter at twitter.com/Meijer and twitter.com/MeijerPR or become a fan at www.facebook.com/meijer.