MS Winning Afternoon At Arlington Park Race Track!

 We have an amazing team of managers and employees that go above and beyond to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society every year. And this year we raised $35,000…WOW, what a remarkable amount that is. As a thank you for their hard work we invited the managers to an afternoon at the Horse Races.horses_racing_to_the_finish_lg_clr_12785 What a great outing it was, the weather was spectacular and the venue was outstanding.

 For quite a few of us this was our first time at the racetracks and learning how to place bets was quite entertaining. Here are some photos from such a fun afternoon.

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2016 National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter Walk

For the past 18 years, we have been proud to participate in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter Walk every year and this year was no different.

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This was by far the coldest Walk many of our employees had participated in. However, it wasn’t anything that a nice hot cup of coffee and a donut or any of the other wonderful breakfast foods that Open Pantry sponsored (juices, water, fruit, bagels and some breakfast bars) couldn’t fix.

For 2016 we were able to raise $35,000 for this great cause by selling MS Pin-ups & bracelets. Some of the stores also had bake sales to raise money.

 

Here are a couple photos from the MS Walk.

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With just over a month to go until the annual MS Walk, Open Pantry has raised over $15,000 by selling Walk MS Pin-ups and also having Bake sales. Our stores have been doing an amazing job of getting our customers involved and also sharing their personal stories with our employees at the store. Thank you to everybody who has donated money towards this cause, we at Open Pantry and MS are very appreciative.

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Please visit one of the 8 Open Pantry locations and see the wall, and ceiling, of MS Pin-ups, maybe your name is on one of them?

Together we will find a cure!

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Open Pantry Team Gets Pied

Open Pantry has played a big part in the fundraising effort for MS ( Multiple Sclerosis ) for many years. This year our 7 sites raised $30,000 to find a cure.

Toward the end of our campaign this year we put out a challenge to the team. The reward for meeting that challenge was ….well…. a lot of fun and tasted pretty good as well. The challenge/competition stated that the store that hit $100 over their highest day ever during the last few days of the MS drive would be able to pie Jim, Bryan or Robert. Our Racine Store 9570 accomplished this goal and had the privilege of being able to pie all 3 of them. It was a blast and as you will see from the pictures and video, we all had fun doing it as well as being spectators.

Click here to watch the video.

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2015 National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter Walk

 

For the past 17 years, we have participated in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter Walk and this year was no different. For 2015 we thought it would be fun to get our employees and their families involved a little more by participating in some Q&A about Open Pantry along the path. It was a lot of fun and both young and old participated.

For 2015 we were able to raise $30,000 for this great cause by selling MS Pin-ups & bracelets. Some of the stores also had bake sales to raise money.

Here are some photos from the MS Walk.

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Walk MS 2015 Sponsorship Proposal

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Wisconsin Chapter featured Open Pantry in their promotional pamphlet this year which was such a great honor for us. They send these out to
organizations, encouraging them to get involved and become a sponsor. Understanding, how important teams are to their walk events they wanted to showcase Open Pantry and our walk team. This is the piece that we were featured in:

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Open Pantry Producing 12th Annual MS Pinup Campaign

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Open Pantry Raising Money and Awareness For The Multiple Sclerosis Movement

ms sneakerOpen Pantry stores in Wisconsin and Illinois are raising money and awareness for the MS movement by selling Walk MS Pin-ups now through the end of April 2016. Come and show your support by visiting one of our WI or IL locations buying a Pin-up and helping support this great cause.