Highmark Federal Credit Union Partners with Salvation Army to Collect School Supplies

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

The annual Tools for Schools campaign is underway to provide young students with necessary tools so they can focus on learning.

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 weren’t for the Tools for Schools campaign. Highmark FCU wants to make it easy for people to participate in donating supplies with drop-off boxes in Rapid City and Custer.

“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.”

You can drop off your donated school supplies in a Tools for Schools receptacle at Highmark’s main office in Rapid City or at their branch in Custer  In Rapid City, stop by 725 5th Street or in Custer at 602 Mt. Rushmore Road. 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 either 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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