Meet our 12 Gifts of Unison Recipients for 2020!
December 18, 2020
We’re excited to announce the recipients of the 12 Gifts of Unison! This program was created to thank organizations that positively impact local individuals and families in the communities that we serve. Now in its third year, the 12 Gifts of Unison program allows our community to vote for deserving nonprofits throughout the month of November. Voters could choose from 19 pre-selected nonprofits or write in an organization near and dear to their heart. Our team visited the selected organizations to deliver a monetary donation of $1,000.
“The 12 Gifts of Unison was created so we could give back to organizations that are not only making a difference in Unison’s branch communities, but also are important causes to our members and the community,” said Mark Hietpas, Unison Credit Union president and CEO. “This year has been challenging for so many non-profits in our area, and this program is the perfect way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.”
Here is our list of the top 12 non-profits:
1. Disabled American Vets (DAV)
Disabled American Vets (DAV) provides support for disabled veterans and their families.
2. Eye Heart World
Eye Heart World fights sex trafficking in the US through awareness, preventions and recovery.
3. Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.
Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. supports children and the people who care for them.
4. Fox Valley Metro K9 Foundation
Fox Valley Metro K9 Foundation supports the efforts of the K9 program for Fox Valley Metro.
5. Friends of the Grignon Mansion
Friends of the Grignon Mansion preserves the legacy of the Grignon Mansion.
6. House of Hope
House of Hope provides emergency shelter and housing stability programs for families.
7. Jake’s Diapers
Jake’s Diapers provides diapers to babies, children and adults in extreme poverty.
8. Lights of Christmas NE Wisconsin
Lights of Christmas NE Wisconsin is helping police departments through our area help those in need during the Christmas holiday season.
9. Loaves & Fishes of the Fox Valley
Loaves & Fishes of the Fox Valley provides nutritional meals for those in need.
10. NAMI Fox Valley
NAMI Fox Valley is dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness.
11. One Wrightstown
One Wrightstown provides vulnerable students in the Wrightstown community with resources to meet basic needs.
12. Unity Hospice
Unity Hospice provides peace and comfort during life’s final stages
In the spirit of the Holiday Season, Unison also honored the 7 non-profits that did not receive the top 12 votes with a smaller donation. Those recipients included: Fox Valley Memory Care, Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary, Paul’s Pantry, Paul Van Handel Memorial Foundation, Rawhide, Ribbon of Hope and Volunteer Fox Cities.
We would like to thank all those who participated and took time to vote for their favorite nonprofit this year!