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United Prairie is proud to continue to support the communities we serve through a combination of employee engagement, volunteering and of course, giving.
United Prairie launched our Denim for Dollars program in 2010 and has donated almost $200,000 to deserving charities and organizations across the company's footprint.
(Owatonna Market President Jason Sundberg and Retail Manager Katy Busho deliver their Denim for Dollars donation to Gina Shepherd of the Salvation Army in Owatonna)
The Denim for Dollars program gives United Prairie employees the option to donate $5 on a weekly basis to wear jeans to work on Fridays. Donations are collected throughout the year and matched with company dollars to be dispersed to organizations chosen by each UP location.
Here is the most recent community involvement event United Prairie employees rallied behind:
United Prairie Bank was honored to sponsor and volunteer at the Climb 2 Feed Kids event in January in Mankato, MN.
This annual event benefits the BackPack Food Program, which provides food packs to needy children to offer healthful food over their weekends away from school. Teams register to fundraise and climb 10 full laps of the entire Bresnan arena at Minnesota State University.
Teams members from the Mankato branch and United Prairie Service Center volunteered for the event. United Prairie volunteers Leslie Vermillion, Jennifer Enz, Katie Eckberg, Lori Krueger, Megan Poehler and Rachel Flowers assisted in various roles the day of the event.
United Prairie in New Ulm presented a donation to the local FFA and the New Ulm Farm City Hub Club for their "Greenhouse Project." This past year, the city built a new high school, and the budget was limited and not able to fully fund a greenhouse. A new greenhouse will give the teachers and students the power to teach, show, and have many hands-on opportunities.