Giving Back for August

From staff reports

Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our community.

Giving Hope Inc.

Giving Hope Inc., which operates Burnside Bingo, gave out $18,500 in its latest round of grants to organizations that support children. Here are the recipients:

  • McCrossan Boys Ranch, $2,000 for its scholarship fund.
  • The First Tee of South Dakota, $3,200 for scholarships for kids to attend its summer golf camps.
  • Samaritan’s Feet, $3,750 for purchasing shoes to give to local youths.
  • Faith Temple Church, $3,750 to cover the cost of sending at-risk kids to summer camp.
  • Sioux Falls School District, $6,000 to help cover the cost of transportation and admission for field trips for students at Title 1 schools.

Some of the Make-A-Wish kids got to lead the Hot Harley Nights parade.

Hot Harley Nights

Hot Harley Nights raised $166,000 for Make-A-Wish South Dakota. J&L Harley-Davidson started the event 22 years ago. This year, there were 56 sponsoring companies. More than 200 businesses donated in-kind items with a value of $213,000. In the past fiscal year, Make-A-Wish granted 72 wishes to children with critical illnesses at an average cost of $7,200 a wish.

Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation

The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation has donated $1,500 to the Tea Area School District to buy tools and equipment for the building trades program.

Has your organization given back to the community? Or do you know an individual who proves one person can make a difference? Email us at jodi@siouxfalls.business.

Giving Back for August

Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our community.

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