H&S Protection Helping with Financial Literacy

For many years, H&S Protection’s Stevens Point, WI office has participated in the United Way. Since our merger in 2007, our Pewaukee, WI joined the annual giving program. The three pillars of United Way – education, health and financial stability for those in need – resonate with H&S owners Steve Garritson and Mike Horgan.

This coming year, financial stability is a key focus for the United Way chapters served by H&S. Steve and Mike are pleased to see that focus. “We’ve come full circle. In the past, the programs addressed health and educational issues. Now it’s financial stability for the community. We believe this has a great, necessary and positive impact on the communities we serve,” Steve said.

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A motivating factor for H&S to participate in United Way has been their good results. “I’m impressed with United Way in terms of the programs for local communities. There’s no better example of your dollars going to a successful local program. That’s why we initially reached out to participate,” Steve explained.

“Their programs are well-rounded, especially given the high percentage of dollars that work their way back into the community. We’re also impressed with United Way volunteers. The people who come in to talk with us are knowledgeable and passionate,” Steve added.

Last year, H&S’s Pewaukee office was recognized as a “Partner” by the Milwaukee/Waukesha United Way chapter. That designation was given to businesses contributing $2,500-$4,999 for the year. H&S gives a 100 percent match for every employee contribution.

Steve and Mike actively encourage employee participation. “We have close to 100 percent full participation in the program from our people,” Steve said. The Stevens Point office has had 100 percent participation for three years running.

H&S contributions go to the Portage County, WI and Milwaukee/Waukesha United Way chapters.

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