New Leader Manufacturing Launches New Charitable Giving Program

New Leader Manufacturing today unveiled a new charitable giving program, Spreading Good, which will donate more than $80,000 in 2019 to local initiatives in celebration of their 80th anniversary. The program will support both local and global initiatives: 3-80 will make up New Leader’s local giving and H2O, which supplies clean water to African communities, will address more global needs.

“For more than 80 years, New Leader Manufacturing has been committed to giving back and improving the lives of those around us,” says Rocki Shepard President and CEO of New Leader Manufacturing. “The Spreading Good program builds on that foundation, helping to create vibrant communities where our employees work and live, and supporting causes we know will help make a difference in peoples’┬álives.”

3-80 is a new social mission created to spread generosity and kindness by sharing resources with those who are working to improve life in the I-380 region. Before the end of the year, New Leader is committed to donating $80,000 and performing 80 hours of community service in honor of their 80-year history of community giving.

This program is specifically designed to support local communities in the region, which have been defined as the following Iowa counties: Buchanan, Benton, Linn, Jones, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, Washington, Tama, Poweshiek, and Scott.

The program will have an application process where qualified organizations, registered non-profits, churches, schools, families and individuals in the Cedar Rapids area can apply for a monetary donation to support their cause from June 14th- July 7th, 2019. Recipients will be announced each month of the year, with the first donations being awarded in August.

Shepard added, “Through these efforts, we are excited to support causes that are important to the New Leader team, our customers and our neighbors. Our communities are filled with people, organizations and causes doing great things that continue to inspire us to do more. Being a good leader is at the core of who we are at New Leader, and we believe that means being a good neighbor in our communities. We are excited to officially have a program where we will fulfill that mission.”

For more information about New Leader Manufacturing’s Spreading Good Program, how to apply or to connect with a New Leader representative about their donation process, visit