Giving Back for April

April 30, 2018

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


Meta Women’s Network, an organization group at MetaBank, donated 540 items of clothing and accessories to Dress for Success. Over 30 Sioux Falls employees participated in the clothing drive.

MetaMissions, an employee group at MetaBank focused on volunteerism, coordinated a travel-size toiletry drive for the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. Several boxes of toiletries were donated.

Flyboy Donuts and Mathnasium of Sioux Falls

Flyboy Donuts and Mathnasium of Sioux Falls worked together to give parents an opportunity to thank a teacher who made a difference in their students’ lives this year. Each business sent out requests for nominations on their social media pages. One teacher was randomly selected from all the comments to receive two dozen doughnuts from Flyboy Donuts and a $25 Target gift card from Mathnasium. Because of the great response of more than 1,300 comments, the businesses gathered nominations for a second week and then chose four more teachers to receive the doughnuts and gift cards.

Service First Federal Credit Union

Service First Federal Credit Union organized a personal hygiene and food drive in March at its branches to support LifeScape. Service First collected 24 boxes of items to help the adults and children with disabilities supported by LifeScape. Mark Sundvold, the credit union’s vice president of operations, also worked with the student council at Roosevelt High School, which collected five laundry baskets of items.  Additionally, $572 was collected to support the food assistance needs at LifeScape, and several transit passes were donated as well.

Great Western Bank

Great Western Bank has donated $10,000 to the Helpline Center as part of its Making Life Great grant program. The Helpline Center will use the funding to purchase software to link multiple organizations and streamline assistance for the Sioux Empire Network of Care program.

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual’s Sioux Falls district director, Sam Theobald, and financial adviser Nate Burns encouraged the office to raise money for Special Olympics. Theobald agreed to participate in the annual Polar Plunge if the team raised more than $1,000. The office organized several small events and raised more than $3,200.

Northwestern Mutual organized a clothing drive for Dress for Success and Kristin Hoefert, the chief recruitment officer, hosted a workshop for the organization’s Women to the Workforce program.

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