Highmark Federal Credit Union is partnering with the Salvation Army in their “Tools for Schools” Campaign as a drop-off location

Dawn L. Laskowski,
Director of Business Development
Highmark Federal Credit Union
605-716-4444, ext. 154

Every year, the local Salvation Army helps thousands of children in the Rapid City area and throughout the nation by providing them with necessary school supplies. Many children in the Rapid City area would not have the basic tools and school supplies with which to start school if it were not for the Tools for Schools campaign.

“Items as simple as pencils, pens, rulers, spiral notebooks, erasers, glue, crayons, theme paper, 2-pocket folders, and backpacks, can provide these children with the means to learn,” explains Mark Kirkeby, Development Director for the Salvation Army. “In fact, it is amazing how much good one can do, if they purchase a single packet of pencils or 2-pocket folders, and donate it for this program.”  John Carlson, President of Highmark Federal Credit Union, agrees and is pleased with Highmark’s opportunity to contribute to this worthwhile program and adds, “We live in a community where generosity abounds and people are accustomed to helping families in need,  Highmark is delighted to be part of this outreach – to help children start school with basic and necessary supplies.”

That is why Highmark is providing drop-off receptacles for any new school supplies at their Rapid City and Custer locations.  In Rapid City, stop by their main office at 725 5th Street or in Custer, they are conveniently located at 602 Mt. Rushmore Road. Other drop-off locations in Rapid City include Shopko, at 1845 Haines Avenue, and the Salvation Army Thrift store at 621 E. St. Patrick Street. Highmark is encouraging their staff, members, and the community to get involved in donating a few basic items to the Tools for Schools Program. School Supplies can be donated at any of these locations throughout the month of August. 

Please contact Mark Kirkeby, Salvation Army at 605-791-4045 or Dawn Laskowski, Highmark Federal Credit Union at 605-716-4444, ext. 154 for additional information

Highmark Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit full-service banking institution designed to provide financial services at a reasonable cost. While originally founded as a teachers credit union, our members come from a diverse background, our name still refers to our educational roots & the high quality of our products and services.  If you live, work, worship or attend school in Pennington, Custer, Meade, or Lawrence counties, or have an immediate family member who does, you are eligible to join Highmark Federal Credit Union.  “Our goal in being your primary financial institution, is to actively assist you in reaching your lifelong dreams.” – John A. Carlson, President

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