Sioux Empire United Way kicked off it's 2024 campaign season on September 18th with a goal to raise $9,416,532. With the help of generous community partners, they held six days of events to say thank you to the Sioux Empire community and help increase awareness about SEUW.
Throughout the week, SEUW Board of Directors, Staff, and Volunteers gave away close to 2000 free drinks, delivered 70 dozen donuts to funded agencies, attended three agency tours, gifted over 60 SEUW Brew commemorative glasses, served nearly 350 walking tacos, and collected over 1,000 donated items for their youth-focused agencies. All of which they couldn’t have done without First PREMIER Bank / Bankcard, Scooter’s Coffee, Flyboy Donuts, Severance Brewing Company, First Interstate Bank, and SCHEELS.
Local businesses extended their partnership throughout the month of September to support SEUW in their mission to help children, vulnerable adults, and people in crisis in the Sioux Empire. While supplies lasts, Severance will donate $1 from every 4-pack of SEUW Brew sold in the community in addition to all funds collected through their monthly “Give Back Tap.” On September 18th, Barrel House held a “Dine-to-Donate” event and Nyberg’s Ace launched their “Register Round Up” event, both of which benefit SEUW. Flyboy Donuts also created a custom SEUW dozen and coffee blend with promise to donate $6 from every purchase to SEUW.
This year their campaign theme is “Funded by Sioux Empire United Way, thanks to you” and according to Olivia Essig, SEUW Campaign Director, it couldn’t be more true; “Without the support of the community and local businesses, Sioux Empire United Way wouldn’t be able to support programs that are so desperately needed in our community.”
It is because of you that SEUW can provide critical funding to agencies and programs making a difference in 34 communities within the Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner County. To see the impact SEUW had in your town last year, click here.