Sioux Empire United Way met its 2019 fundraising goal for the 24th consecutive year. The goal for this year's campaign was $10,043,495; the campaign closed at $10,052,294.
"Sioux Empire United Way's successful annual campaign ensures that 86 local non-profit programs can continue to help our community," said 2019 Campaign Chair Chris Kray, Scheels. "The programs United Way funds ensure that children have access to books early in life, provide home-delivered meals to older adults, and help families achieve permanent and safe housing."
Sioux Empire United Way's campaign success was made possible through the work of more than 700 campaign volunteers, 24,000 givers, and 700 businesses who participated in the campaign. Donations were raised through coin collections at elementary schools, employee campaign rallies, corporate support and individual gifts.
Among the funded programs this year is Harmony South Dakota. Harmony started in 2014, in part with funding from a United Way Community Impact Grant. The program provides a free, after-school music program to students and builds a community through responsibility, respect, group contribution, and love.
"Our community comes together often to raise one another up, and we are thrilled that our community again answered our call to help one another by supporting Sioux Empire United Way. I, along with the Sioux Empire United Way Agency Programs that our community supports, appreciate the support from those that have donated and send a big thank you to all donors and volunteers that made this happen," Kray said.
For more information about this year's campaign visit seuw.org.