Anderson Packaging Doubles Holiday Fundraising Goal – American Red Cross Rock River Chapter Emergency Overnight Shelter received $11,000!

December 23, 2008

Rock River Chapter is one of four agencies to receive funds garnered through employee fundraiser – the American Red Cross Rock River Chapter Emergency Overnight Shelter received $11,000!

The Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce a generous holiday gift from Anderson Packaging. This donation comes as a result of Anderson’s second annual Project E.L.L.F. charitable giving campaign.

The program, “Project E.L.L.F.: Enriching the Lives of the Less Fortunate”, was designed as a grassroots holiday themed voluntary charity donation effort for company workers. Over a three-week period, from December 1st to December 17th, workers submitted donations to nominate teams in a cross-functional competition. Teams raising the most money will greet workers at the plant entrances today in holiday themed costumes at each of the company’s three shifts and multiple facilities. “Going into this year’s campaign we established a goal of $10,000 for employee contributions,” states Tracy Barr, Director of Customer Project Planning at Anderson Packaging. “Despite the very challenging economy, we were astonished to find that we were able to raise $22,000 in employee contributions. It’s truly a testament to our employee’s generosity and sense of community.” With a 100% match from the company, the final tally is $44,000.

David Pattengale, director of the Red Cross Emergency Shelter says, “This donation to our overnight shelter means that our neighbors who may have fallen on hard times will have a place to sleep tonight. It’s important that we keep these people in mind during the holiday season, and the employees of Anderson Packaging have truly stepped up to show they care.”

The Shelter Mission

To meet the temporary shelter needs of a diverse group of individuals who for whatever cause are homeless in the community. We strive to create a safe environment that is free of discrimination and respects human dignity. This will be accomplished by providing positive role models, community education, and support systems which empower and develop guests, volunteers and staff, with a focus on long-term solutions.

About Anderson Packaging

Anderson Packaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of the AmerisourceBergen Corporation, is one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical contract packagers in the United States.

With extensive experience in new-product launches and process startup, Anderson offers specialized services such as package development, including design of child-resistant and patient compliance prompting features, as well as process development, including in-house tooling design and manufacture. Anderson also maintains one of the most progressive process, facilities and validation programs in the contract packaging industry, while maintaining a record of superior quality and service.

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Boylan High School Key Club Donated $1,000 to the American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter – Photos

November 20, 2008

The Boylan High School Key Club donated $1,000 to the American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter. They accomplished this through a variety of fundraisers including bake sales, raffles, 50/50, and others.

Boylan High School Key Club 11.20.2008

Boylan High School Key Club 11.20.2008


GKN Donates $1,000 to American Red Cross Emergency Overnight Shelter

November 13, 2008

In the picture above is Pat Ambrose, Emergency Overnight Shelter Coordinator and GKN representatives. We’d like to thank GKN for their generous donation!


Isaiah Project Donates Quilts for Red Cross Emergency Overnight Shelter

November 11, 2008

The Isaiah Project donated approximately 70 quilts for residents at our Emergency Overnight Shelter a 48 bed facility. Below is a picture of them accepting a certificate.

If you’d like to volunteer at our Emergency Overnight Shelter you can go to our website at rockriver.redcross.org


Crafts group of Valkommen Plaza Donates to Red Cross – Rock River Chapter

October 1, 2008

Quilter Group Donates to Red Cross Rock River Chapter

Quilter Group Donates to Red Cross Rock River Chapter Quilter Group Donates to Red Cross Rock River Chapter Quilter Group Donates to Red Cross Rock River Chapter

The eight member crafts group of Valkommen Plaza on quilted and donated blankets to the Nancy J. Smith Emergency Shelter. Adhering to their purpose that every needy infant should have a blanket to keep them warm, group members (Jeanette Crowell, Virginia Amberine, Carolyn Lee, Starlene Petrus, Berta Seeger, Nancy Waggoner, Amy Jackson, Anna Martin, Anna Kennedy and Marilyn Congleton) made this donation in response to a Register Star article on the increase in families at the shelter located at 809 Cedar Street, Rockford, Illinois.

If you’d like to volunteer or donate to the shelter please visit: rockriver.redcross.org


Gayle Gallagher of Stepping Stones Donates to American Red Cross – Rock River Chapter

July 31, 2008

Gayle Gallagher from Stepping Stones of Rockford, Inc. donated $1,500 to the Red Cross

Gayle Gallagher of Stepping Stones stopped by the Rock River Chapter of the American Red Cross to drop off his generous donation to victims of the recent flooding. Gayle said he saw the people on TV being effected by the flooding and wanted to help – so, he helped in the form of giving us $1,500!

Thanks Gayle!