ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL [April 21, 2016]—Edlong Dairy Technologies recently visited Tulgeen Disability Services, a not-for-profit organization that provides services that enhance the skills and lives of people with disabilities, in New South Wales, Australia. Edlong executives saw how their 2015 cash contribution through their partner Bega Cheese is helping people with disabilities lead productive lives.
Edlong representatives observed beautiful crafts, explored the facility’s nursery and garden center, and received paintings from Tulgeen residents. “The welcome we received from Tulgeen and Bega was heartfelt, and it was extremely touching to see how they used our support,” says Edlong President and CEO Laurette Rondenet-Smith. The donation is helping fund Tulgeen’s numerous social and disability enterprises, including Riverside Nursery, Bega Valley Work Crew, Stitches and Prints, Tulgeen Packaging Services and new 24/7 Respite Service.
Giving back is a cornerstone of Edlong’s business, and the company plans to triple the amount it contributes to local and global communities. In 2015, Edlong was a major contributor to the $100,000 raised by Bega Cheese for Tulgeen at a corporate auction. Tulgeen is Bega Cheese’s charity of choice.
Edlong Dairy Technologies is the global food industry’s most comprehensive resource for dairy flavor technologies. Founded in 1914, the company assists customers at every stage of product development, offering technical collaboration, formulation expertise and customized solutions. It also develops and markets Cheese, Butter, Milk, Cream, Cultured, Sweet Dairy and Masking and Mouthfeel flavors, backed by personal, responsive, reliable service. Edlong is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) through the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), one of the National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® (2014 and 2015) and one of Chicago’s 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® (2015). edlong.com
About Tulgeen Disability Services
Tulgeen Disability Services is a not-for-profit (NFP) organization that provides dedicated, quality support and care for people with disabilities, their families and careers. tulgeen.com.au
About Bega Cheese
Bega Cheese Limited is an Australian firm engaged in receiving, processing, manufacturing and distributing dairy and associated products. begacheese.com.au