Making an Impact on #GivingTuesday

Every year, the team at Magellan Promotions gets involved with Giving Tuesday by donating to causes and charities that we find important. In addition to the individual donations, the company’s generous corporate match provided $655 more in donations! Even though this year was a challenging one for so many, we are happy we could continue this tradition.

Here’s a look at where we donated and why we support these great organizations.

Project Bubaloo

Supported by Alyssa
This year, I’m donating to our friends at Project Bubaloo. Project Bubaloo is a local non-profit foundation raising money for Congenital Heart Disease research, quality improvement projects and educational opportunities particularly in pediatrics. The foundation was created in honor of a family friend we lost too soon to Congenital Heart Disease.

Gold in September

Supported by Amy
Each year I make a donation to Gold in September, a non-profit whose mission is to grow awareness, inspire action, and fund research for childhood cancer. This organization was founded by Annie Bartosz, who was only 11-years-old at the time, after she lost her twin brother Jack to cancer. Based on the nation embracing pink in October for breast cancer, she was determined to turn the world each September for kids battling cancer. Gold is the national color for pediatric cancer and September is the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.

Wisconsin Lutheran College

Supported by Audrey
I would like to help out my alma mater Wisconsin Lutheran College in a small way. Participating in College Choir and Chamber Choir was one of the highlights of my time in college. While in these choirs, I had the opportunity to travel to England and Ireland and sing for an incredible director. It breaks my heart that current students cannot partake in Christmas concerts or regularly scheduled classes with Dr. Nowack this year. I cannot emphasize enough just how formative the arts were while I was at WLC, and I want countless others post-COVID to have the amazing opportunities that I was given!

The New Berlin Food Pantry

Supported by Cassi
When my mom passed this year, my dad donated the funds given by the community to their local food pantry. She was a giver and taking care of others was always important to her. In her memory, I’d like to donate to my local food pantry to assist in helping families have food on the table during these cold months and upcoming holiday season. The New Berlin Food Pantry is a nonprofit organization that serves those in their own city, as well as neighboring cities to fight hunger.

Exploit No More

Supported by Hannah
Exploit No More has made it their mission to end child sex trafficking in the Greater Milwaukee Region through awareness, advocacy, and aftercare. The International Justice Mission estimates that there are still over 40 million slaves in the world. This injustice is prevalent in the Greater Milwaukee region, and there has been a human trafficking case in every county in Wisconsin. This organization gives communities tools to fight this issue, advocate for stronger criminal prosecution for traffickers, and provides support to empower victims. 

Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses

Supported by Ken
As a graduate of Lakeland University who studied business, I wanted to support a new student initiative started within the J. Garland Schilcutt School of Business, Science and Technology. Launch: Lakeland Student-Run Businesses offers student-run businesses unique opportunities for experiential learning and growing their understanding of small business management. These engaging experiences are also part of a campus-wide initiative to help students create, develop, manage, and lead business ventures while developing into the next generation of emerging leaders.

SIUE School of Business

Supported by Ken
In our team’s work with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, I learned about an impressive giving campaign that the advancement team at SIU was running. So I wanted to help support their efforts in raising funds to provide a high-quality, affordable education that helps prepare students for successful careers. Partial to business majors, I sought an opportunity to support those students. The SIUE School of Business has produced more than 26,000 alumni who are highly skilled and innovative professionals working to enhance businesses, organizations, and their communities.

Community Advocates

Supported by Michael
I donated to Community Advocates because they are doing important work in the Milwaukee community around providing resources and advocacy to low-income families to help them meet their basic needs. I recently read the book Evicted by Matthew Desmond, which opened my eyes to the low-income housing crisis in our community and the importance of how organizations like Community Advocates can help.

WUWM 89.7

Supported by Rachel
This year, I’m giving to WUWM 89.7 because I appreciate the in-depth news coverage, both locally and nationally. With everything going on in the world, it’s been so important to me to have a reliable and enjoyable source for news every day.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Supported by Sarah
I am supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Their mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. And families never receive a bill from St. Jude. As a new mom, I will forever be grateful that St. Jude’s exists so that every child can get the care they deserve and families can focus solely on their child’s health as opposed to worrying about hospital bills. Unlike any other hospital, the majority of St. Jude’s funding comes from individual contributions.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

Supported by Steve
This Giving Tuesday I supported the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  For nearly 40 years, Make-A-Wish has been granting life-changing wishes for children and families. These wishes impact everyone involved—wish kids, parents, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. Others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy. For children diagnosed with critical illnesses, a wish come true can be a crucial turning point in their lives, can be a spark that helps them believe that anything is possible and gives them the strength to fight harder against their illnesses.