Charter Next Generation Community Giving Fund Initiative Benefits Five Bloomer Charities

BLOOMER, WI, September 28, 2022 – Charter Next Generation, one of the largest employers in the local Bloomer area and North America’s leading independent producer of high-performance, specialty film and flexible packaging solutions, has announced the launch of a new altruistic program called the Community Giving Fund that empowers its employee-owners to distribute funding to a group of hand-selected local charities in and around the Bloomer area. CNG’s employees teamed up to nominate five local organizations to receive donations to amplify the company’s commitment to sustainability and to benefit the communities in which CNG employees live and work.

To kick the program off, Charter Next Generation recently donated $55,000 to five local organizations, including Bloomer School District, City of Bloomer (Fire, Police, and Ambulance Service), Ice Age Trail, Beaver Creek Reserve, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin. This group of charities was selected to deliver the widest possible benefit to the local Bloomer area and provide badly needed financial support to causes that directly touch residents.

The Community Giving Fund’s mission is to strengthen the foundation of the Bloomer community, positively impact the quality of life within the region, and advocate for increased sustainability and recycling within the communities where CNG’s facilities are located.

Charter Next Generation continues to passionately expand its investment in all the regions in which it has manufacturing facilities, in this case allocating $55,000 to the carefully selected group of Bloomer charities. Through these efforts, the Community Giving Fund hopes to foster community sustainability, enhance education & workforce development, and strengthen social & economic equity.

“CNG’s employee-driven Community Giving Fund is an awesome initiative that brings further visibility to those charitable organizations most important to our employees and their families.” shared Scott Hammer, CNG’s Director of Corporate Sustainability,” This program also allows our organization to target charitable opportunities that will directly benefit our communities and take localized steps toward achieving CNG’s sustainability goals.” 

About Bloomer School District
The Bloomer School District, whose mission is to Challenge and Inspire All Students, serves the three major public schools that support the rural, residential, and farm communities across the Chippewa and Dunn County area.  In partnership with the community and its students, the School District of Bloomer is committed to excellence by challenging all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners in an ever-changing global society.  The district focuses on the development of character and academics to prepare youth through service to others for the betterment of society

About the City of Bloomer (Fire, Police, and Ambulance Service)
With a population of 3,711, the City of Bloomer, Wisconsin, was established in 1885. The Fire Department of Bloomer is a paid-on-call department with 30 members, including a Chief, Assistant Chief, Captain, and two Lieutenants. The Bloomer Fire and Police departments keep Bloomer residents safe and secure. The Bloomer Community Ambulance Service is staffed by 30 Emergency Medical Technicians, and 5 Emergency Medical Responder Drivers serve the Bloomer community 24 hours a day. The provided funds will help keep all three departments properly staffed and the Bloomer community safe.


About Ice Age Trail
The Ice Age Trail within Chippewa County is a 14-mile trail segment that begins at Brunet Island State Park, winds west through public and private land in the Chippewa County Forest and ends at the eastern boundary of the Chippewa Moraine Unit of the Ice Age Reserve at Plummer Lake. This state-wide trail is designed to link together the nine units of the Reserve and provides residents with ongoing access and preserves the evidence of the Great Wisconsin Glacier.


About Beaver Creek Reserve
Beaver Creek Reserve or BCR is a nature reserve in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Founded in 1947, BCR offers 400 acres of diverse habitats to explore. In 2008, Friends of BCR, a non-profit organization that raises funds & implements programs at the Reserve, assumed daily operations, working alongside Eau Claire County to connect people of all ages to the natural environment around them. Donations to the Reserve support environmental education programs, The Greenhouse and Butterfly House, exhibit upkeep and improvements, residential and special equipment, summer camp scholarships, operational costs, and more.


About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin (BBBS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of Wisconsin’s youth. BBBS partners with parents/guardians, volunteers, and community members to empower each child in their program to achieve higher aspirations, build greater confidence, strengthen relationships, avoid risky behaviors, and attain educational success.

About Charter Next Generation

Charter Next Generation, CNG, is North America’s leading independent producer of high-performance specialty films used in flexible packaging and other end-use markets. Known for sustainable, innovative products and world-class manufacturing capabilities, the company’s quality and expertise are unsurpassed. Its sustainability-first mindset and steady pursuit of excellence make it an ideal partner to help brand owners reach their long-term sustainability goals. 



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