United Way of the Lakeshore is honored to present Nichols with the 2017 Community Builder Award! This award is significant because we know that to build a community it takes a solid foundation, good people, and strong investment all of which embodies Nichols and its employees.
Nichols enhances its employee’s community spirit by encouraging participation in the annual United Way Campaign and being a true advocate for early literacy. Research shows that the single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home. Nichols generously pledged a $25,000 match for funds rose on Giving Tuesday 2017 to support Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which provides children age’s birth to 5-years-old with age appropriate books on a monthly basis. Let’s not forget the special fundraiser employees held during the holidays to raise funds specifically for the Imagination Library, which raised $750! Due to your generosity we have increased the number of children receiving monthly books from 1,800 in November 2017 to 2,900 today!
This award is a true symbol of your continued support to United Way’s mission of inspiring change and building thriving communities. On behalf of United Way of the Lakeshore and our communities we THANK YOU bor being a COMMUNITY BUILDER!