Trig’s customers once again demonstrated their caring and generosity during National Autism Awareness Month in April. Customers at all five Trig’s stores in Wausau, Stevens Point, Minocqua, Rhinelander and Eagle River stepped up to the plate and “bought” thousands of $1 puzzle pieces to support the fight against autism, as part of Trig’s Fresh Hope philanthropy program. When customer and corporate donations were tallied, $5,000 was donated and presented to the Central Wisconsin Autism Society and Central Wisconsin AUsome Social Network.
“Many kids and families in the communities we serve are dealing with the challenges of autism every day, since one in every 88 children is affected by autism,” said Alan Alden, Vice President of Retail Operations for the T.A. Solberg Company. “We are lucky to be able to work with our customers to support the efforts to combat autism and are humbled by the generosity and willingness demonstrated by our communities.”
The donation the Central Wisconsin Autism Society regularly receives from Trig’s and its customers is the single largest donation received by the organization all year, and it has a significant impact on their programming. The money raised by Trig’s and its customers allows the Autism Society to provide scholarships for kids to go to Camp AUsome in St. Germain, offer autism training for law enforcement, and send families to the state Autism Conference.