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United Way Exceeds Campaign Goal

Sioux Empire United Way has met their fundraising goal for the 22nd straight year.

The 2017 Campaign total is $10,370,395 on a goal of $10,364,041.

“Sioux Empire United Way’s annual campaign is made possible through the great team work of area businesses, community volunteers, and our givers,” said 2017 Campaign Chair Jay Huizenga.

The dollars raised during this year’s campaign will fund 87 different programs at 41 agencies across the Sioux Empire. One in three people benefit from Sioux Empire United Way partner programs each year.

Among the funded programs this year is Delta Dental of SD’s Mobile Dental Program, which provides free dental care to children. The successful United Way campaign allows an additional 4 weeks of the service to be provided in Sioux Falls, serving an additional 100 students.

“Meeting our campaign goal is exciting, but even more exciting is the work our agencies will do with the funds,” said Huizenga. “Assisting in establishing permanent safe housing for families, providing food for children for the weekend, and caring for seniors with dementia are just a few examples of the services that will be available because of this successful campaign.”

To learn more about this year’s campaign, please visit