The local fashion leader has designed its own unique ways to raise money for the Christmas Cheer Board each year.
That trend continued in 2014 as Nygard International raised a grand total of $8,507 that it is donating through our Empty Stocking Fund.
"Wow! Good stuff," Cheer Board executive director Kai Madsen said.
Nygard raised $4,290 of that through its annual Global Raffle, where each employee around the world gets involved. Each pays $5 for a chance to win one of three gift cards valued at $1,000, $500 or $300.
Nygard also raised $4,217 at its annual Holiday Party, which about 200 employees attended at the St. Charles Country Club last month. Included in the auction prizes were a Macbook Pro 13 laptop and a trip to Orando, Fla.
The gift cards and prizes were supplied by Nygard's generous suppliers and vendors.
"Nygard has been part of our team for many years and, not only do they come up with some fantastic dollars for us, they also do some tremendous hampers," Madsen said. "I've seen them and they're wonderful.
"We depend a great deal on the folks at Nygard and I hope that we continue our tremendous relationship."
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