• Dine out to Donate raises $2K for IAUW

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    November 02, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017
    CONTACT: Interlakes Area United Way President Lori Gustaf, (605) 270-0682, lori.gustaf@firstlinefundinggroup.com
    PHOTO: Attached; Fifteen businesses participated in Dine Out to Donate. Recently several business owners presented the earnings to IAUW. From left to right, Classic Corner Owner Shannon Kauffman, 2nd Street Diner Owner Shari Eliason, and Sporty’s Bar & Grill Owner Cam Shafer present a check to IAUW Board President Lori Gustaf, Coordinator Lois Niedert, Administrative Liaison Katie Hahn, and Board Member Jack Walters.
    Dine Out to Donate raises $2K
    Area businesses hosted single-day fundraiser for Interlakes Area United Way
    MADISON, S.D. – More than a dozen eateries in Lake, Miner and Moody County raised approximately $2,000 for Interlakes Area United Way (IAUW) as part of a fundraising event in October.
    Fifteen businesses in Madison, Egan, Flandreau, Howard and Ramona hosted Dine Out to Donate events to help kick off IAUW’s annual campaign drive on October 3. Participants agreed to donate a portion of the day’s sales to IAUW’s general fund, which helps support over 40 non-profit agencies and programs in the three-county region.
    “What a terrific way to kick off our campaign drive. We are so grateful to the business owners and managers as well as the general public for supporting this event and making it such a success,” said IAUW President Lori Gustaf. 
    Participating businesses included:
    • Sporty’s Bar & Grill in Madison
    • Los Tapatios in Madison
    • 2nd Street Diner in Madison
    • Pizza Ranch in Madison
    • Blue Jay’s in Egan
    • John’s Place in Flandreau
    • Bean & Vine in Flandreau
    • Kiko’s Authentic Mexican Taco Shop in Flandreau
    • The Pub House in Madison
    • Dairy Queen in Madison
    • Dawson’s Corner Pantry in Howard
    • Pies Plus in Ramona
    • Classic Corner in Madison
    • Mochavino in Madison
    • Stadium Sports Grill in Madison
    Several business owners gathered recently to present the earnings to IAUW board members.
    “We appreciate the opportunity to give back to the community,” said Classic Corner owner Shannon Kauffman. “United Way supports vital services and programs for many people and every little bit helps. We look forward to participating again next year.”
    IAUW’s 2018 campaign drive Is currently underway with pledge forms due by December. Immediate donations may qualify for a special promotion.
    “This year we’re asking people to take the 15x15 Challenge,” Gustaf said. “Donors who pledge at least $15 a month and turn in their form by November 15 will be entered in a drawing for a $500 gift card to Montgomery’s.”
    Pledge forms were mailed to all local postal customers and can be returned to employers or mailed to IAUW at PO Box 132, Madison, SD 57042. You can also give online at www.interlakesunitedway.org.
    About Interlakes Area United Way: IAUW is a non-profit organization that coordinates financial and volunteer resources for non-profit agencies in Lake, Miner and Moody Counties in South Dakota. In 2017, IAUW allocated more than $120,000 to 43 agencies, supporting organizations such as the Domestic Violence Network, Community Counseling Services and Interlakes Community Action Partnership and programs like Lake County 2-1-1, Text4Help and Sample Strong.
    IAUW’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by focusing on the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health. For more information, visit www.interlakesunitedway.org or facebook.com/interlakesareaunitedway.
    Lori Gustaf
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