Giving Back for June

From staff reports

Fareway Stores donates four bicycles to kids

Fareway Stores Inc. in partnership with Variety – the Children’s Charity, has donated four bicycles to children in need through the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire. The bike giveaway was part of a “round up at the register” campaign.

S.D. Cattlemen’s Foundation helps Feeding South Dakota

As part of the Prime Time Gala, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Foundation has donated $236,508 to Feeding South Dakota, exceeding a pledge amount of $150,000. The hunger-relief organization will use the money to buy beef that will be distributed through food pantries across the state. The foundation also awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to four students who attend South Dakota schools and are interested in the improvement of beef production and promotion of the industry.

Home builders foundation supports carpentry internship program

The Sioux Empire Home Builders Care Foundation has donated $5,000 to the Career & Technical Education Academy. The donation will provide operational funding for the launch of a carpentry internship program at the Sioux Falls School District high school. A pilot program started in the spring, and several students were offered jobs with their partner company. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Home Builders Association of the Sioux Empire.

Downtown Rotary provides funding for Sioux Empire Network of Care

Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary has given $12,000 to the Sioux Empire Network of Care. The network launched last year, providing a shared software solution to social service agencies for collecting data. The network serves the St. Francis House, Feeding South Dakota, The Community Outreach, Helpline Center and Center of Hope. It is administered by the Helpline Center.

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