Each year, employees of Cassling raise donations for charities around the country. Non-profit organizations that have benefitted from employees’ generosity over the years include the Food Bank for the Heartland, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Lifescape South Dakota, Unfaulted and more.
This year, rather than donating monetary funds, employees decided to take action by assembling kits for a cause. The kit-building activity was designed to promote teambuilding within the organization by bringing employees together for a common good.
“This teambuilding event was fun, engaging and rewarding. It gave us the opportunity to connect with our peers while doing something impactful for our community,” said Amy Reid, Cassling Regional Vice President. “The fact that the kits we built went directly to an organization in our state made the experience even more meaningful.”
Each kit contained necessary supplies to fulfill the needs of selected charitable partners. Three types of kits were assembled: kids’ kits, hygiene kits and “Be Hopeful" boxes. Collectively, employees assembled over 1,500 kits that were then donated to non-profits in their communities.
Kids’ kits, which included items such as Play-Doh, coloring books and crayons, were donated to non-profits serving youth populations and pediatric cancer patients. Nearly 400 kits were assembled and donated to the following organizations:
- Children’s Home Society of South Dakota: Empowering children who are victims of trauma
- Wichita’s Littlest Heroes: Providing hope, help and happiness to children battling life-threatening medical conditions
- Boys and Girls Club of the Corridor: Providing year-round youth development programs to school-aged children
- Children’s Cancer Connection: Connecting Iowa families affected by childhood cancer
- Angels Among Us: Providing support, comfort and hope to families battling pediatric cancer
Over 200 hygiene kits, comprised of personal toiletries like shaving cream, toothpaste and deodorant, were donated to two area shelters:
- Hope Harbor: Providing services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness or near-homelessness
- Open Door Mission: Committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty
Lastly, 900 “Be Hopeful” boxes were assembled for Project Pink’d, an Omaha-based non-profit that provides tools, resources and a strong network to breast cancer survivors. The boxes contained daily inspirational quotes for those undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Cassling is dedicated to strengthening community healthcare. By giving back to the communities in which we live and work, the organization and its employees seek to improve healthcare access and outcomes.
“Time and time again, our employees actively demonstrate their dedication to our mission and vision by helping others,” said Mike Cassling, chairman of Cassling. “Supporting non-profits that serve our neighbors is one of the best investments we can make in the health and wellness of our communities. To see the impact of their efforts is truly inspiring.”
Cassling strengthens community healthcare through customer-centric imaging and therapeutic technology, services and solutions. From critical access hospitals and diagnostic imaging centers to large health systems and IDNs, Cassling is committed to helping healthcare organizations improve access and outcomes, create efficiencies and lower costs.
Cassling serves as a partner and strategic advisor to healthcare organizations—helping them navigate the challenges of the fast-paced, ever-changing healthcare industry. Through our partnerships, including Siemens Healthineers, Cassling offers the best of both worlds—an unprecedented level of service and local support in combination with world-class imaging technology. Our goal is to impact 350 million patient lives by 2030.
Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, and founded in 1984, Cassling is proud to be a family-owned company and have Midwestern values and integrity at the heart of what we do. To learn more, visit www.Cassling.com.