The Bucks and Sargento Foods teamed up for the third consecutive year to donate $33,500 to Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity during the 2021-22 season. Sargento donated $500 to the initiative for each tipoff won by the Bucks this season.
Sargento donated $14,500 by March 9 and then doubled the donation to $29,000, helping achieve the $33,500 total.
The Bucks and Sargento have now raised $111,000 for Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity in three seasons of the initiative. The program raised $33,500 in its inaugural season and $44,000 last year.
“We’re proud to have partnered with Sargento to raise $33,500 for Tipoff for Homes this season,” said Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin. “We are grateful to be part of this important initiative to give back to the Milwaukee community.”
“We believe that every family deserves a place to call home which is why we’ve partnered with Habitat for Humanity for 30 years. Our ‘Tipoff for Homes’ program strengthens our commitment to providing affordable housing in our community while cheering on the Bucks,” said Louie Gentine, CEO of Sargento Foods.
"The partnership Milwaukee Habitat has with Sargento is making it possible for local families to achieve the dream of homeownership," says Brian Sonderman, Executive Director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. "Each tipoff won is helping break down the barriers to a safe, affordable place to call home."
Sargento Foods became the first corporate sponsor of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity in 1992. During that time, Sargento has built 32 forever-homes for families in Washington Park and Midtown neighborhoods in Milwaukee. More than 800 Sargento employees have volunteered to build those homes, devoting more than 16,500 volunteer hours to the cause.
About Sargento Foods Inc.
With 2,000 employees and net sales of $1.5 billion, Sargento Foods is a family-owned company that has been a leader in cheese for more than 65 years. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Sargento is proud to be the company that successfully introduced America to pre-packaged sliced and shredded natural cheeses and cheese blends. Today, Sargento Foods is still based in Wisconsin, where they manufacture and market amazing shredded, sliced and snack natural cheese products, as well as ingredients. Company leadership lives to serve local communities and employees, whom they refer to as the Sargento Family. www.sargento.com.
About Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity
People in our community and all over the world partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Since 1984, Milwaukee Habitat has served more than 1,250 families in the Greater Milwaukee community through new construction, rehab and repair programs and provided housing solutions for 2400 families in developing countries. www.milwaukeehabitat.org