News Release

May Day Baskets Raise Funds for Children's Respite Care Center

May 1, 2013

Omaha, Neb. – On May 1, Woodmen of the World's Executive Offices and Legal Division sold nearly 500 May Day baskets, raising $1,878 for Children's Respite Care Center (CRCC).

In addition to selling the handmade May Day baskets, raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win an I-Pad2. "Thank you to everyone who contributed, we were surprised and pleased to sell close to 500 baskets. Our associates gave a lot of positive feedback; they enjoyed taking part in the old May Day basket tradition and supporting a great cause." said President and CEO, Larry King.

Children's Respite Care Center (CRCC) is a local, independent, non-profit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive services and family support to medically fragile, developmentally delayed, physically challenged and behaviorally disordered children and their families by providing services that evoke maximum potential and foster the development of intellectual and social competence.

Woodmen of the World is one of the nation's leading fraternal benefit societies, and serves a dual mission – to help ensure financial security for members and their families, through insurance and investment products, and to provide opportunities to become involved in community service projects that enrich lives and benefit individuals, families and communities. 

Woodmen of the World was founded in 1890 as a not-for-profit. We give back to our customers and the communities we live in. Today, Woodmen of the World offers insurance, annuities, mutual funds,* and 529 College Savings Plans.* More than 700,000 Woodmen of the World members across the country share a commitment to family, community and country. To learn more about Woodmen of the World, visit