Saving green in a non-profit
Making every dollar count is important at SnowCap Community Charities, where helping with open hearts and open hands is the mission. That is why reducing operating expenses, and incorporating sustainable practices has been so natural.
Jeremy Wilebski, the warehouse manager, leads several of these initiatives.
- The site now sends inedible food donations to a local farmer to feed animals.
- An extensive community garden now teaches members how to grow food, while also providing for the pantry.
- Staff recently rejuvenated a neighboring open lot, taking what was once an area for drug dealing and camping and turning it into a natural park for kids and local families.
- A weather sensitive irrigation system controls how much water plants receive, according to their needs at that specific moment.
The GREAT Business program proudly recognizes this work with one of its awards.
Learn more about the GREAT Business program.