Halloween just happened, and we’re already being bombarded with holiday shopping ads, gift guides and more. The ‘holiday hype’ sheds light on the differences between non-local, commercial businesses and those of our locally owned coop. The big difference, you ask? We are built to serve.
While we may look like a typical, commercial business from the outside, how we operate internally is what makes us different. A cooperative business is set up by those whom it serves and is controlled by them directly. This model allows us to serve our communities by providing products and services, creating jobs, and most importantly, by giving back through charitable contributions. In 2017, our coop supported the work of local non-profits, scholarships and booster clubs, medical benefits and more.
This holiday season our focus will continue to be what it has been for the last sixty years – serving our communities. In November, we will be kicking off our third annual Sioux Valley Coop Cares campaign, and we need your help to make it a success! This campaign is an opportunity for everyone in our communities to give back to the non-profit organizations who selflessly serve others throughout the year.
Sioux Valley Coop Cares is taking place now through December 23rd at all of our convenience store locations (East Highway 212 and Highway 20 in Watertown: Highway 12 & 25, Webster; and Highway 25 in Roslyn). Simply use your Fuel Advantage card to earn points on everyday purchases. Once you earn 500 points, DONATE them by visiting any of our c-stores (note: effective this year we are unable to accept donation requests at our main office). For every 500 points you donate, we will donate $10 to a non-profit organization of your choice.
Participating non-profit organizations include: Codington County Cares, The PACH Program, Veterans Group, Webster Swim team, Watertown Figure Skate Club, Upside of Downs, Strand Kjorsvig Rest Home and the following schools: Immaculate Conception, Great Plains Lutheran, St. Martins and Watertown Christian.
If you don’t have a Fuel Advantage card, sign up at any of our c-stores or by registering here.
Thank you in advance for showing your supporting and giving back to our local non-profits!