W.S . Badger Co. is a family-owned, family-run organic product manufacturer located in rural Gilsum, NH (pop. 813!). Best known for all-natural body care products like lip balm and baby sunscreen, the Badger Company has expanded its relationship as a corporate partner with IINE in New Hampshire.

During the past year, Badger employees have initiated several projects to show support of refugees and immigrants living in the Manchester area. In June, Badger sponsored a World Refugee Day gathering to honor displaced people across the globe.  A creative team of Badger volunteers collected food, games, and even a science project for kids to enjoy as families gathered on a sunny day in a local park.

Following their involvement in World Refugee Day, Badger employees established a “Welcome Home” resource team with IINE. The team of volunteers collected home goods like linens and kitchen items to prepare an apartment for an arriving refugee family.  Thanks to the team’s help, a Congolese family came home to Manchester to find a cozy and comfortable environment where they could start to plan for their future in New England.