Three interns at American Family Insurance spent part of their summer dreaming and then planning ways they could help the community through Middleton Outreach Ministry as a part of American Family Insurance's second annual Share Tank Intern Challenge.
The Share Tank Intern Challenge paired ten separate teams of interns with area non-profits. The teams then worked directly with their assigned non-profit's staff to identify a need for their specific organization and then develop a solution to the need.
Like the television program, "Shark Tank", the teams then created a proposal and pitched it to a panel of judges at the American Family Insurance headquarters on Thursday, July 27.
Interns Nick Bultman, Jonathan Taylor, and Ryan Michaelis worked with MOM Case Managers Judy and Laurie to find ways that better connects clients in need with available affordable housing, specifically in Cross Plains. Interns reached out to landlords regarding pricing and availability, and cataloged the information received. Many of these landlord connections were new to MOM's list of available resources.
They wrote, "We would like to earnestly thank you for the exposure, experience, and lessons that we gained while working with your organization. We didn’t expect to find both an incredible cause and stunning realization of a solution for ending hunger and preventing homelessness."
While in the end the project was not chosen for the "grand prize", MOM, along with other non-profits in the program, received a generous donation of $1,000 from American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation and were honored to be a part of this exciting program! A huge thank you to Nick, Jonathan and Ryan for their hard work, their polished presentation, and their generous spirits.
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