General Mills hosted a “Speed Volunteering” event to benefit the Rogers Activity Center HAPPY Program. The team at General Mills created 200 breakfast packs during the event. The breakfast packs included Nature Valley crunch granola bars, fruit snacks, and other breakfast items.

“Working through the United Way and connecting with the Happy Program at the Rogers Activity Center were able to give back to the kids in the program and have some fun in our office creating the snack bags.  At General Mills we look to enrich the lives of our employees and our local communities by putting people first and treating the world with care, coordinating this event was a win for all!” -Joe Karl, General Mills

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“We feel blessed to have been chosen but then to see that the GM volunteers took the time to personalize every one with art, words of encouragement and personal messages was beyond anything we expected!!” – Robin Rounds, Rogers Activity Center Assistant Director

There are currently 54 children enrolled in the HAPPY Program from the Rogers area, but they welcome other children who are looking for a place to go after school. The after school program offers a nutritious snack in addition to assisting every child with homework. The dedicated staff members continually communicate with the teachers of the children to ensure that no child’s homework is being overlooked which allows parents to go home with their kids and spend quality time together, instead of focusing on homework. The generosity of the General Mills team has provided these children with several days’ worth of breakfast, a meal that can often get overlooked on a busy morning but is vital to a child’s focus in school.Thank you, General Mills, for making sure that the kids in the HAPPY program go to school ready to focus and learn!

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