Posted On December 21, 2021
In celebration of the season of giving, we’re thrilled to share some recent news from our team.
This year, Flat World hosted several events to raise money for The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri. The organization serves local children who have experienced physical or sexual abuse, a mission our team was honored to support.
Last week at our company Christmas party, we were honored to present a check made out to the nonprofit for $35,000.
Flat World raised most of the donation through two main events. A trivia night in August at the Elks Lodge in O’Fallon, Missouri included rounds of trivia and a silent auction. In October, we hosted a golf tournament at Winghaven Country Club, also in O’Fallon. The event featured a live auction, raffle baskets and more. Companies and individuals including Try Hours Logistics, Clovr and Lean Staffing provided generous sponsorships for the tournament. The fundraising campaign, part of Flat World’s Delivering Wishes philanthropic initiative, also included a supply drive, local restaurant fundraiser, penny wars and other events.
“Flat World has always been dedicated to providing excellence to our communities,” said Brian Wenck, Flat World CEO. “The Child Advocacy Center helps the most vulnerable children in our community. The success of our fundraising events shows how passionate people are about supporting them.”
Providing healing and hope for children in 14 counties in northeast Missouri, The Child Advocacy Center saw an unprecedented 20% increase in child abuse cases in 2020.
“In so much darkness, the employees of Flat World were a beacon of light for our agency,” said Heather Kemper, Development Director at The Child Advocacy Center. “Every time we turned around, their team was heading up a new fundraiser! Their generous donations will go a long way in helping us continue to provide the programs and services necessary for children to have a safe place to disclose of abuse, and to receive mental health therapy to heal from the trauma and have a happy, healthy future.”
Flat World’s donation is the most recent in a long history of supporting area nonprofits. Learn more about our efforts supporting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Mighty Oakes Heart Foundation and the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis.
Pictured above, left to right: Flat World Managing Partner Kirk Ferrell, Flat World Delivering Wishes 2021 Campaign Co-Chair Ashleigh Rose, The Child Advocacy Center Development Director Heather Kemper, and Flat World Managing Partner Jeff Rothermich.