The Red Kettle donations totaled $63,395 during the
Bemis Company Foundation $25,000 match day
THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPORT!
BEMIS COMPANY FOUNDATION RED KETTLE MATCH DAY GENERATES
$63,395 in FOX CITIES
Single-Day Match Total in the 2012 Salvation Army - Fox Cities' Campaign
Wis., December 18, 2012 -- The Bemis
Company Foundation announced that its Bemis Company Red Kettle Match Day held
Friday, December 14, 2011 generated $38,395 in public donations in the Fox
Cities community, and when combined with Bemis Company Foundation’s $25,000,
raises the total to $63,395. This amount represents the second largest
single-day matching donation for the Salvation Army-Fox Cities for its 2012 Red
This is the third year that
Bemis Company hosted a community Red Kettle Match Day, having supported the
Salvation Army Fox Cities with monetary donations and volunteers for many
Bemis also offered a
dollar-for-dollar $25,000 match in Oshkosh for the Salvation Army’s 13 kettle sites there on December 14.
"We thank all who contributed
last Friday, helping generate an additional $3,000 over our Match Day total
from last year,” said Tim Fliss, Bemis Company Vice President of Human
Resources and Chair of Bemis Company Foundation. “Bemis is pleased to be part
of the Red Kettle event, which is successful because of our community’s support
for those in need.”
“This is just fantastic and
such a welcomed blessing to our Christmas campaign. The folks in the Fox Cities are amazing in their
caring and sharing to help those in need,” said Captain Randy Tooley, corps
About Bemis Company, Inc.
Company, Inc. is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive
materials used by leading food, consumer products, healthcare, and other
companies worldwide. Founded in 1858, the
Company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2011 net
sales of $5.3 billion. The Company’s
flexible packaging business has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry,
film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin,
Bemis employs approximately 20,000 individuals worldwide. More information about the Company is
available at our website, www.bemis.com.
About Bemis Company Foundation
Established in 1959, the Bemis Company
Foundation serves as the principal instrument of philanthropy for the Company.
Funded annually by the Company, the Foundation typically distributes
approximately $3.25 million per year to charitable organizations and programs
in the United States.
For more information on Bemis Company’s charitable activities, please visit: www.bemis.com.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an international
movement, is an evangelical part of the Christian church. As a faith based organization,
The Salvation Army also provides physical aid such as food, clothing and
shelter, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Nearly 29 million Americans
receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of
social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for
disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill,
clothing and shelter to the homeless and creating opportunities for
underprivileged children. About 83 cents of every dollar raised is used to
support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army –
Fox Cities has been located in Appleton since 1917. They serve the Fox Valley
area in Neenah, Menasha, Kimberly, Kaukauna, Combined Locks, Larsen, Grand Chute,
Little Chute, Appleton, and Darboy. The Salvation Army – Fox Cities is not a
participating United Way agency. For more information visit us on the web at www.safoxcities.org.