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Jan. 31, 2019
Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our communities. Here’s a look at who gave back in January.
Children’s Miracle Network teamed up with 92.5 KTWB, Q95.7, 101.9 KELO-FM and 103.7 KRRO for the Midwest Communications Radiothon for Kids presented by Hot Stuff Pizza. The 24-hour event was broadcast from Sanford Children’s Hospital and raised $277,127 to help local children.
Sanford Health has pledged $300,000 a year to create a scholarship program for medical students at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine. That amount will be matched by USD’s foundation. Ten medical students from each class will be selected annually to receive $7,500 scholarships from Sanford Health.
During its seventh annual dog tag campaign, Casey’s General Stores raised almost $846,000 for Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families. Customers at more than 2,000 stores in South Dakota and 15 other states purchased $1 dog tags that were displayed in the stores.
Employees at Smithfield Foods donated almost $569,000 to the Sioux Empire United Way during its annual fundraising campaign. More than 85 percent of the plant’s 3,600 employees contributed to the organization, which in turn will provide funding to 39 local nonprofits that serve children, families and the elderly. The participation rate and the amount were records for the plant.
Giving Back recognizes businesses and organizations that are helping our communities.