Spring 2021 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.

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. We encourage employees to nominate organizations they're involved with, directly affected by, or are passionate about in any of the communities where Interstates serves.

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

June

CENTER FOR FINANCIAL EDUCATION

With free, confidential consultations, the 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.

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA

Each year on a Saturday in December, wreaths are laid in the Arlington National Cemetery and 2,100 other cemeteries across America. Their mission is to remember the veterans, honor those who served and teach about freedom.

MIDWEST HONOR FLIGHT

Located across Northwest Iowa, South Dakota and Southwest Minnesota, Midwest Honor Flight provides honor and respect to veterans with an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.

SIOUX FALLS HUMANE SOCIETY

The mission of Sioux Falls Human Society is to be a voice and haven for animals in need. They provide a place of care and love for unwanted, abused or abandoned animals.

May

CAMP BRING IT ON 

Hosted by Sanford Health, Camp Bring It On provides opportunities for children dealing with cancer to participate in a summer camp in a safe and secure environment. The camp offers a variety of activities, like archery, tubing, horseback riding and campfires. 

UNITED WAY OF GREATER FORT DODGE 

The United Way of Greater Fort Dodge supports area organizations and agencies that help families become self-sufficient and stable. They also provide resources for youth to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

NORTHWEST IOWA AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS (NWIAALR) 

The NWIAALR are members of the American Legion who are motorcycle enthusiasts. They participate in parades; support, fundraise for the American Legion and other local charities; and serve and honor guard in military funerals. 

ST. FRANCIS HOUSE

St. Francis is a transitional program for the homeless. Here, they provide shelter, food, help with employment and many other services. 

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP 

Royal Family Kids’ goal is to transform foster children's lives by offering summer camps and mentoring clubs. They have programs across the U.S. and 11 different countries, including a location in Sioux Center, IA. 

April

LEMARS LITTLE LEAGUE

The LeMars, IA, little league program has 62 teams with over 650 kids participating in baseball and softball each summer. They want to provide each child in the area an opportunity to play no matter their skill level. 

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, cannot obtain or maintain a job or need assistance developing/enhancing independent skills. Their goal is to help each person attain dignity and self-worth. 

FOOD BANK FOR LARIMER COUNTY 

At this food bank in Loveland, CO, they ensure that the community can conveniently provide free, healthy food to those who need it. They do this through three programs, Nourishing Network, Fresh Food Share and Nutritious Kitchen. 

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES (LSS) 

LSS cares for and supports individuals, families and communities with affordable help. They have services for counseling, behavioral health, foster care, financial resources and much more. 


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