Giving back to the community

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Quad Plus’s philanthropic initiatives focus on building meaningful partnerships that transform our communities. Working with our dynamic partners, we strive to support the diverse needs of the communities where we live and work. Our company and our employees focus on bringing a positive, lasting change to our community.

Scroll down for more details on some of the organizations and foundations that Quad Plus supports.

Gigi’s Playhouse

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GiGi’s Playhouse is a nationwide network of Down syndrome achievement centers. Their goal is to change lives through free, results-driven programs for individuals of all ages, families and communities.

GiGi’s Playhouse is an inspirational and dedicated place for families to celebrate their child and benefit from free programs that unleash joy, confidence and continuous improvement. Playhouses empower children and adults to achieve their “Best of All” and to pursue their dreams.

Founded by GiGi’s Mom, Nancy Gianni, in Hoffman Estates, IL, the organization now includes 31 community Playhouses including the first global Playhouse location in Mexico. Last year, over 26,000 individuals with Down syndrome benefited from free programs and positive empowerment.

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Ulman Foundation's 4k For Cancer

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A leading voice in the young adult cancer movement, The Ulman Foundation is working at a grassroots level to support, educate, connect and empower young adult cancer survivors. Since inception in 1997, The Ulman Foundation have been working tirelessly at both the community level and with their national partners to raise awareness of the young adult cancer issue and ensure all young adults and families impacted by cancer have a voice and the resources necessary to thrive. The Ulman Foundation's work over the years and to present day is guided by both their mission, vision and values and priorities and goals set forth within their strategic plan.

Joe Crosetto is an engineer in our Industrial Automation division. In the summer of 2019, he travelled with a group of students on a 70-day, 4000+ mile ride from Baltimore to Seattle, raising money and awareness for the Ulman Foundation.  

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Education and Training Foundation

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The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is the sector-owned, government-backed workforce development body for the Further Education and Training sector. Its role is to commission and deliver professional learning and development for teachers, leaders and trainers to support government policy and meet sector needs. Their charitable purpose is to improve education and training for learners aged 14 and over.

Quad Plus, with the help of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, visited schools and colleges around the Manchester, England region to help engineering students expand their engineering education. The Education & Training Foundation and Quad Plus partnered on a project called “Taking Teaching Further.” We met with the students, lecturers and educational facilities to help bridge the gap between what you learn in school and engineering work in the field. It was our goal to provide real world advice for the students to hit the ground running when they graduate.

Shorewood HUGS

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Shorewood HUGS was founded in 2008 by a group of 5 moms that wanted to give back to the community in which they raised their children. Their goal was to host unique events and raise funds to give back to the community by fulfilling wishes.

In 2010, The Hugs & Wishes Program was created as a way to help those in the Shorewood area who may need assistance, disabled, struggling through a difficult time or need a special hug.

Their Wishes Program, now the heart of their organization, has fulfilled over 500 wishes since inception.


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AVON Walk to End Breast Cancer

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Since 1992, the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade has been working to help to prevent, treat, and ultimately eradicate breast cancer. The Crusade supports awareness and education, screening and diagnosis, access to care, support services and scientific research.

AVON 39 The Walk To End Breast Cancer, a project of the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, takes place in seven U.S. cities and covers 39.3 miles in two days. Since its launch in 2003, the AVON 39 series has raised nearly $590 million thanks to more than 220,000 participating women and men from across the country, including Avon Associates and Representatives.

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American Cancer Society

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The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

While most people know them for their research, they do so much more. They promote healthy lifestyles to help you prevent cancer. They research cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. They fight for lifesaving policy changes. They provide everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.

The American Cancer Society's mission is simple, to free the world from cancer. Until they do, they'll be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients, and spreading the word about prevention. All so you can live longer — and better.


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Children's Home + Aid

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Since 1883, Children’s Home + Aid has been a leader in responding to the changing needs of disadvantaged children and families in Illinois. For more than 125 years, Children’s Home + Aid has paved the way by establishing best practices and shaping laws in child welfare, early childhood and juvenile justice. Today, Children’s Home + Aid is recognized as a leading provider of quality programs and services to children and families in need.

Children’s Home + Aid remains committed to improving the lives of children and families throughout Illinois. As a leading social service agency, Children’s Home + Aid serves nearly 40,000 children and families in need each year. It delivers over 70 social service programs throughout 40 Illinois counties. Although it has grown significantly over the years, Children’s Home + Aid remains dedicated to the idea that all children should grow up in an atmosphere of love and stability, and should be helped to reach their full potential.

Children’s Home + Aid addresses immediate community needs and responds with direct services and support. Their services include Adoption Services, Early Childhood Care and Education Services, Counseling Programs, and Parent Support.

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Lincoln-Way Central Robotics and Engineering Competitive Team

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Lincoln-Way Central Robotics and Engineering Competitive Team is a local Highschool robotics team that competes in building and programming autonomous and human-driven robots. The team was recently started in 2017 with only a few members and then in 2018, the group's membership skyrocketed. They focus on honing the skills and minds of students interested in learning Robotics and Engineering.

Quad Plus has donated supplies and tools as well as a Robot Kit and playing field so that the team can get some practice in and simulate an actual competition. The school may even be able to host future competitions because of this. Quad Plus has also been supporting the team with engineering assistance. The team has been meeting everyday after school to work on different aspects of the challenge, but Wednesdays are their official meeting days. Last Wednesday, Zack Galdes and Keith Schimick spent an hour with the team to help with design questions and robot construction.

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