The Outsell Caring Committee

The Outsell Caring Committee was created to give back to the community on a local, national and international scale. The charities focused upon are chosen by the associates, and the Caring Committee is made up of volunteers from across the company. The Caring Committee is dedicated to providing 3-5% of company profits to charitable organizations each year in conjunction with the Minnesota Keystone Program, while adhering to the core values shared by everyone at Outsell.

Below is a list of organizations that the Caring Committee is currently focused on supporting.

Polar Plunge 2016

Outsell’s Mike Wethington, Matt Hanley, Jon Petron, and Guy Super took the Polar Plunge on Lake Calhoun!

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around Minnesota.

It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations and businesses—to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised go towards programming and events for more than 8,000 athletes statewide.

[vc_actionbox type=”alternate” controls=”bottom” title=”Make-A-Wish Foundation” message=”Since 1980, the Make-A-Wish Foundation ® has enriched the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work. The Foundation’s mission reflects the life-changing impact that a Make-A-Wish ® experience has on children, families, referral sources, donors, sponsors and entire communities. Although it has become one of the world’s most well-known charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has maintained the grassroots fulfillment of its mission.” button1=”Learn More” link1=”http://www.wish.org” style1=”secondary” style2=”default”]
[vc_actionbox type=”alternate” controls=”bottom” title=”The Humane Society” message=”The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization – backed by 11 million Americans, or one in every 28. Established in 1954, The HSUS seeks a humane and sustainable world for all animals – a world that will also benefit people. The HSUS is America’s mainstream force against cruelty, exploitation and neglect, as well as the most trusted voice extolling the human-animal bond.” button1=”Learn More” link1=”http://www.humanesociety.org” style1=”secondary” style2=”default”]
[vc_actionbox type=”alternate” controls=”bottom” title=”Boys & Girls Clubs of America” message=”In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun.” button1=”Learn More” link1=”http://www.bgca.org” style1=”secondary” style2=”default”]
[vc_actionbox type=”alternate” controls=”bottom” title=”Bridges to Learning” message=”Bridges to Learning exists to provide resources for the educational, health, and social development of impoverished children in developing countries. Bridges to Learning exists to provide educational sponsorships for individual children, through their schools, school materials and resources, such as books, blackboards and computers, nutritional programs to improve the health of the children, English language instruction, access to health care, including eyeglasses and financial support for capital improvements and new construction for schools and dormitories.” button1=”Learn More” link1=”http://www.bridges2learning.org” style1=”secondary” style2=”default”]
[vc_actionbox type=”alternate” controls=”bottom” title=”Minnesota Keystone Program” message=”The Minnesota Keystone Program recognizes and honors companies that donate at least 2 percent of their pre-tax earnings to the community. Companies can qualify if they have an operating presence in Minnesota and donate at least 2 percent of their pre-tax earnings to 501(c) 3 organizations through cash contributions, in-kind donations, or employee volunteerism. Participating companies re-enroll each year to make sure there is the most accurate information available.
” button1=”Learn More” link1=”http://www.minneapolischamber.org/pages/MinnesotaKeystone” style1=”secondary” style2=”default”]
[vc_actionbox type=”alternate” controls=”bottom” button1=”Learn More” link1=”http://www.aspca.org” style1=”secondary” style2=”default” title=”The ASPCA” message=”The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is today one of the largest in the world. The organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, with programs that extend their anti-cruelty mission across the country. The ASPCA is proud to boast more than 1 million supporters across the country.”]
[vc_actionbox type=”alternate” controls=”bottom” button1=”Learn More” link1=”http://www.fmsc.org” style1=”secondary” style2=”default” title=”Feed My Starving Children” message=”Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Minnesota-based global hunger relief organization. FMSC relies on 100% volunteer labor to hand-pack a specially formulated, highly nutritious meal for starving children. In 2009, approximately 405,000 volunteers packed over 91 million meals for starving children in over 60 countries.”]

For more information, please email us at caringcommittee@outsell.com or call 612.236.1506