January 2, 2017
Company-Wide Compassion

SCHERMER celebrated the end of 2016 with an honored, annual tradition: Giving. In addition to our corporate support of several charities and non-profits, employees at SCHERMER are also given the opportunity to collectively allocate over $10,000 to a charity of their choice. With so many deserving charities to choose from it’s impossible to just choose one—This year, 24 charities that are near and dear to our hearts were carefully selected.

To maximize our impact, contributions were distributed on Give to the Max Day; A 24-hour donation-matching period organized by GiveMN. On this day GiveMN raised $20 million. SCHERMER is happy to give back to the state we call home—and is proud to be surrounded by those motivated to do the same.

To complete our tradition we also donated something that is highly valued in the agency world–time. SCHERMER closed the doors for half a day to volunteer at the Salvation Army Headquarters. The Salvation Army collects enough toys to gift to 18,000 children during the holidays. In order to make this distribution as efficient as possible, they need volunteers to help sort the toys. We all had a great time taking trips down memory lane while helping spread smiles in our community.

To learn more about (or contribute to!) the causes we care about, check out the list below.


+ Animal Humane Society
Feed My Starving Children 

Girl Scouts River Valley
Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
+ Inner City Christian Ministries
+ Juxtaposition Arts, Inc.
Metro Meals on Wheels
Minnesota National Organization for Women
Open Hands Foundation
Partners In Progress
Planned Parenthood
Relay for Life 
Ronald McDonald House 
Second Hand Hounds 
Semper Fi Fund
Serious Fun
Shared Hope 
+ Sharing and Caring Hands
Shoreview YMCA

Simpson Housing Services
Southwest Metro Animal Rescue
St. Louis Park Emergency Program
YMCA Camp St.Croix 



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