“Get the Pack Back” helps United Way support the community

RAPID CITY, S.D. — United Way of the Black Hills continued their fundraising season today with “Get the Pack Back Day”, where local businesses can bring their pledge packets to the United Way office.

United Way receives donation from Black Hills Community BankParticipating businesses dropped off their campaign packets and donations, helping the organization climb towards their goal of raising money for the community.

This is the last big fundraising push in this year’s campaign, but donations can be made all the way through December 31.

Jamie Toennies, Executive Director of United Way of the Black Hills, talked about this year’s efforts and success so far.

“Our goal every year is a little over $2 million, which is a big ask,” she explains. “But we do it every single year and it’s just a testament to our caring community.”

Some of the issues that are being addressed with the funds are mental health, food security, affordable housing, early education, and more.

$183,453 was raised Thursday, bringing the total to just shy of $1 million for the campaign total.

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