Ruder Ware Cares


Our founder’s philosophy of giving back to the communities in which we live continues to inspire. The pandemic hasn’t dimmed the spirit of our employees to volunteer, if anything, it helped invigorate it.  Ruder Ware Cares provides employees a way to give back to their community from the comfort and safety of their own desks.  The firm is working with the United Ways in Marathon County, Chippewa Valley, and Brown County to offer three different volunteer projects three times within 2021.  By partnering with the local United Ways, we are able to build upon their infrastructure and connections with local organizations to make a difference.

May 2022 Literacy Kits

Our employees (and a few of their family members) assembled 600 literacy kits that benefited area schools and agencies in need. It was done with the assistance of Brown County United Way, United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, and the United Way of Marathon County and with the valuable insight and assistance provided by PBS Wisconsin‘s Education Team. We were excited to get books into the hands of kids at:
Augusta Elementary School (part of Augusta School District)
Howe Community Resource Center
The Wausau office of Children’s Wisconsin, and

December 2021 Meal Kits

Employees created 430 meal kits that were distributed to Zoro’s Locker (food pantry), Freedom House, and Feed my People, with the help of local United Ways.

September 2021 Personal Hygiene Kits

Ruder Ware employees assembled personal care kits containing hygiene products for kids, families, the elderly, and anyone else in need.  Recipient organizations/agencies included:  Meals on Wheels, Faith in Action, ADRC, warming centers, reentry service centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, community clinics, domestic abuse shelters, the Hmong American/Asian American Centers, and The Salvation Army.

March 2021:  Literacy Kits


Thanks to our industrious employees, over 600 literacy kits were distributed to schools and agencies with the greatest need in honor of Reach Out and Read Day, including:

  • Abbotsford Elementary
  • Augusta Elementary School
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Colby Elementary
  • Edgar Elementary
  • Fall Creek Elementary School
  • GD Jones
  • Head Start
  • Howe Community School
  • Jim Falls Elementary School
  • John Marshall Elementary
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Mosinee Elementary
  • New Auburn Elementary School
  • Nicolet Elementary
  • Rothschild Elementary
  • Spencer Kids Group

Literacy Kit Distribution

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