Chase Plastics and an executive from Wittmann USA are doing their part to make holidays brighter for those in need.
For the eighth year, Chase — a resin distributor in Clarkston, Mich. — is running its Giving Card campaign.
The project allows customers to nominate a charitable organization to receive a donation. This year, Chase is increasing its donation amount to $2,500 from $1,000.
Entrants can log onto www.chaseplastics.com/giving to nominate their favorite charity through Dec. 15. The selected charities will be announced on the Chase website and social media pages on Dec. 20.
Chase has highlighted charitable organizations' efforts on their social media pages throughout the campaign period to help raise awareness.
The Chase Giving Card campaign has raised almost $50,000 since being started in 2016.
On Dec. 8, Wittmann USA President David Preusse slept out in a tent on the town green in Winsted, Conn., to raise awareness for homelessness and to support the good work being done at the Northwestern Connecticut YMCA.
The "Freezin' for a Reason" program helps support the Winsted Y Homeless Shelter, which houses people and helps them get back on their feet. Preusse has participated in the event several times. Media firm Next Step Communications has donated to support Preusse several times and did so again this year.
This year, the program had a goal of raising $20,000 to support the ongoing work of the site's 16-bed emergency shelter.