Fall 2020 Cash for Causes


What Is Cash For Causes?

Cash for Causes is a year-round, Interstates program that raises funds to support local, non-profit organizations. Through employee giving, Interstates impacts 52 non-profit organizations each year. With a commitment to promoting community awareness and service among our employees, the program provides employees with opportunities to donate, learn and get more involved with great organizations.

We understand that there are a lot of great causes out there, and twice a year, our employee-led committee (FC2) asks for organization nominations from employees. Our employees are passionate about the work they do, at the office and in the community. Those who are directly involved with an organization, or directly affected by the services that one provides, are encouraged to nominate those groups. Employees can still nominate an organization even if they aren’t actively involved with the group.

The program’s sponsored organizations change each week. Below are this quarter’s recipients:

October

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)

FMSC believes hope starts with food which is why they are dedicated to feed children in body and spirit. They work with food distribution partners to provide meals for malnutrition but also empower the communities for development.

Life Skills Training Center

Life Skills Training Center is located in Sioux Center, IA. They serve adults and students over the age of 16 who have been diagnosed with a disability, are unable to obtain or maintain a job or need assistance developing/enhancing independent skills. Their goal is to help each person attain dignity and self-worth.

Rock Valley Fire Department

The Rock Valley Fire Department works to rescue and protect the Rock Valley community, not only from fires, but other emergencies.

Furniture Mission

The Furniture Mission in Sioux Falls, SD makes a house into a home. By providing free gently used furniture and household items, it creates a better environment to raise a family.

 

November

Sioux Center Fire Department

The Sioux Center Fire Department makes it their mission serve, protect and educate the Sioux Center community from fires. They have two stations, seven trucks, and 40 volunteers and assist surrounding departments with major incidents.

Center for Financial Education

With free, confidential consultations, Center for Financial Education assists their clients with their finances. They provide financial education in areas like budget development, debt organization, and creditor payment management.

Sioux Center Hockey Association

This hockey association, there are about 160 players ranging from ages 5-18. Their season is from mid-October to end of February and are always welcoming newcomers.

Justice for All

Located in Rock Valley, IA, JFA partners with local communities, local ministries, and churches to help poor and under-resourced communities and neighborhoods. They strive to provide opportunities, build relationships, and redistributing resources through caring and sharing in Christ’s name.

Camp High Hopes

Located in Sioux City, IA, Camp High Hopes is a year-round therapeutic recreation camp for youth and adults with diagnosed disabilities, chronic illnesses, and other special needs.

 

December

Iowa Epilepsy Foundation

Located in Des Moines, IA Iowa Epilepsy Foundation strives to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies, to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.

Biker’s Against Child Abuse aka: B.A.C.A

This organization was started by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who was a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor.  He started B.A.C.A. to provide extra safety to a child and to provide funding for therapy sessions.  Bikers that are part of B.A.C.A., are trained to be a presence in the child’s life. They are to be a positive role model and advocate as well as support the children by attending court proceedings and parole hearings with them.

Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School, Inc (STARS, Inc)

They provide those with disabilities a way to improve their health, by being a part of an animal-orientated program. The program is therapeutic, rehabilitative, and recreational.

Sioux Falls Casa

The Sioux Falls Area Court Appointed Special Advocate Program seeks to promote and protect the best interests of abused and neglected children through the advocacy efforts of trained community volunteers.


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