Our Sioux City teams were an integral part in raising funds in 2021 for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Siouxland Teen Center gaming room.
Makin’ the Connection, a nonprofit whose mission is to remove barriers to success, and Building Readers First, a local tutoring business, have teamed up for a project that will aid them in both their missions. They aim to create a mobile literacy lab they are calling “Read and Ride: The SMARTKID Bus” that will provide reading opportunities for children in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas of the community. A $4,150 donation from the Arby’s AES Foundation will help make that vision a reality in the future.
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AES Restaurant Group Foundation donated $5,700 to LUM. AES operates four ARBY’s in West Lafayette & Lafayette. The staff and leadership at the local Arby’s nominated LUM to receive this gift, which AES makes three times a year. AES & Arby’s is committed to supporting families in their Arby’s communities.
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A large contingent of senior men, including several members of the local Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 979, meet at Arby’s in Colonial Heights every morning. So, when store manager Kathy Evans — her son is an Army veteran — had the opportunity to designate a recipient for charitable donations by her customers, VVA was an easy choice. She and her dedicated staff collected donations for a month. Arby’s customers at the Colonial Heights location contributed nearly $4,000 for the chapter.
John Pollak, Chapter 979 president, earmarked a sizable portion of the donation to the victims of the flood disaster in Kentucky
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