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Celebrating all Things Fall with Random Acts of Verve

By December 6, 2018 No Comments

Spring, summer, fall or winter. The time of year may change, but one thing remains the same—our love for giving back to the community through Random Acts of Verve. This fall our team members have been busy sharing the love through free meals, school supplies and more.

A tasty surprise for diners in Oshkosh.

In September, the Verve executive team visited Bar 430 and The Granary to pay for lunches for some lucky customers.

Stocking the shelves and teachers’ lounge with goodies.

Team members from our Neenah branch visited Hoover Elementary School to deliver care packages to teachers filled with shirts and pants to have on hand when kids get dirty on the playground, have an accident or get sick. We know it can be tough for parents to leave work and bring new clothes for kids, and often teachers end up purchasing their own supply. We also stocked the teachers’ lounge with granola bars, coffee, chocolate, muffins and donuts.

Giving a little love to local crossing guards.

We see them every day—rain, shine, snow or sleet—standing on street corners wearing reflective vests and holding a stop sign. They’re the crossing guards who brave all elements to provide a safe route to school for children. Team members from our Neenah branch visited multiple school zones over the course of two weeks to give out hand warmers, hot cocoa, tea, cookies, chocolate, personalized thank you notes and Kwik Trip gift cards to crossing guards throughout the Neenah School District. We loved seeing how happy, surprised and appreciative everyone was.

An apple and Random Act of Verve—just what the doctor ordered.

Team members from our Oneida Street branch visited Star Orchard in Kaukauna to surprise families by giving them extra cash to spend during their time at the orchard. When one person told us we made his day, it made our day too!

Learning to share feelings one emoji pillow at a time.

Losing a friend and classmate is hard, so OH Schultz Elementary School in Mishicot stocked its library with books to help children grieve and cope with a recent loss. Verve team members donated emoji bean bag chairs for the students to use when they are reading, as well as a way to share how they are feeling.

Providing a much-needed boost for teachers and classrooms.

Team members from our Two Rivers branch surprised teachers at Mishicot High School with care packages full of binders, tissues, folders, pens and storage containers. It was fun to surprise the school with these useful supplies.

Because community is one of our seven guiding Cooperative Principles, Verve loves paying it forward to lift spirits and help grow kindness—one smile, classroom supply and lunch order at a time.