Help GMS Help Your Kids’ Schools!

Did you know that Grounds Maintenance Services donated $5,000 to Elmbrook schools in 2015?

By “donated,” we mean cash. Straight-up dollars. Greenbacks. Real money.

The donations went to nine schools, both public and private, in differing amounts. No strings were attached. The schools could use the money as they saw fit.

Best of all, our customers directed these donations … and we want to donate even more in 2016.

GMS makes the school donations through the C.A.R.I.N.G. Group (Companies Actively Reinvesting in Neighborhood Growth), a coalition of locally-owned businesses that supports local schools. The group began operating in late 2014.

Grounds Maintenance Services belongs to the C.A.R.I.N.G. Group Elmbrook

Consumers play a big role. When they sign up (for free) as members of the C.A.R.I.N.G. Group, a portion of every purchase from participating businesses in the organization is donated to the school(s) of their choice.

That’s it. Simple, clean and easy. No dues, fees or costs.

If you’re a GMS customer, we’ll donate 5 percent of all our billed services to the school(s) you choose. Just sign up as a C.A.R.I.N.G. Group member, and the rest is easy.

Why wait? Here’s how:

1)    Go to, and click “Sign Up as a Member” in the upper right corner, using the pulldown menu at the link.

2)    In “Select Your State and District,” choose “WI-Wisconsin” and your school district (either Elmbrook or New Berlin).

3)    Under “Qualification,” check the box that you’ll join the C.A.R.I.N.G. Group.

4)    In “Member Sign-up,” enter your name, address, e-mail and phone number. Your information will not be shared or sold. You’ll have to create a User ID and password for your account.

5)    Follow the next steps to choose the school(s) that you’d like to receive donations from your purchases. You can select more than one – just be sure your donation percentages add up to 100.

6)    Don’t forget to look at the list of participating businesses, too. Every time you buy from them, and identify yourself as a C.A.R.I.N.G. Group member, they’ll donate to your school(s)!

As a longstanding local landscaping business in Brookfield, Elm Grove and New Berlin, WI, GMS recognizes the importance of strong schools in our community. The C.A.R.I.N.G. Group partners businesses and consumers to support local education through everyday purchases.

We’re thankful to all of our GMS customers. Become a member of the C.A.R.I.N.G. Group, and your kids’ schools will be thankful, too!

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