All of us at Kesslers believe in the value of giving back to our communities. In fact, our Purpose Statement is “To build an enduring company that offers extraordinary benefits and opportunities to all of its associates and to the communities in which they live and work.”
We try to fulfill that purpose in many ways, including:
Beautifying our little piece of the community. We take great pride in the landscaping and presentation of our stores. We have won numerous awards from each of our communities for the care and effort we put into the landscaping and beautification of our properties. And our Christmas lights have become something of a landmark over the years.
Our past support of the American Cancer Society. Over the last two decades we donated more than $265,000 for Breast Cancer Research through the sale of 24karat gold plated roses.
Our continuing support of ABCD-After Breast Cancer Diagnosis. ABCD is a support group for women diagnosed with breast cancer. We donate 100% of the profits from our exclusive Survivor Pendant to this wonderful and much needed organization.
Our support of The Make-a-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. This group of angels makes wishes come true for children fighting life-threatening illnesses. We raise money for the organization throughout the year by featuring a donation with every purchase of a special item and Richard sponsors a special two day radiothon every December that raises more than $200,000 to help make a lot of kids wishes come true.
The number of other donations and contributions we make each year are too numerous to mention, but all told we donate additional tens of thousands of dollars to worthy causes in each of our communities, and our people give freely of their time and energy to help those less fortunate and in need. We’re very proud of the role Kesslers plays as a corporate citizen and the roles our people play as fellow citizens of our communities.