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Retrieving Freedom, Inc.

Investment Center teamed up with Retrieving Freedom, Inc. for a cross promotional campaign.  Retrieving Freedom's mission is to provide and restore the freedom of independent living through skillfully trained service dogs to veterans and children with autism.  

From May 1st through May 15th, 2019, Investment Center donated $1 to Retrieving Freedom for every "Like" added to our Facebook page.  After a lot of amazing support, we added 510 "Likes" to our page and donated $510 to Retrieving Freedom.

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Independence Public Library

For the month of May 2019, our CFO, Tanya Greiner, picked the Independence Public Library for our local charity initiative. The library was preparing for their summer reading program which is offered to all ages. The theme was "A Universe of Stories". They are hoping to reach an overall reading goal of 500,000 minutes.

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Sumner-Fredericksburg High School Football Program

Investment Center is proud to be a contributor to the Sumner-Fredericksburg Community and high school football program.  Coach Coyle and several members of the 2019 football team accepted a donation they will use to purchase new practice uniforms. Go Cougars!

Friends of the Shelter, Inc.

We were happy to make a donation to Friends of the Shelter Inc. They are an animal welfare organization based in Benton County. Their goal is to help keep the flow of animals out of the shelter system through a strategy of hands on rescues and adoptions.

Sumner Lion's Club

Vice President Ann VanEngelenburg presented Sumner Iowa Lions Club with a check as a donation to the Car Show that the Lion's Club Sponsors.  Bill Schwake from the Sumner Lion's Club came to collect the donation

Relay for Life of Tama County

The Investment Center sponsored the Relay for Life of Tama County that was coming up on March 31, 2019 at the Dysart Community Building. Here to accept the donation is Mary Mehlhaus.

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. This Relay for Life brings our community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

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St. John's School's Annual Spring Fling

Investment Center donated to St. John School's annual Spring Fling fundraiser being held on March 23, 2019 in Independence. Their fundraising proceeds directly impact the St. John students and our Independence community through the purchase of updated curriculum, installation of new playground equipment, multipurpose room facilities and school sponsored service projects. Some of their projects include: Pennies for Patients, Backpacks for Soldiers, Haiti Relief, Coats for Kids, CPR training, local park cleanup as well as monthly nursing home patient visits.

Pictured: St. John School Principal, Jim Gieryng, accepts donation from Investment Center CFO and Registered Assistant, Tanya Greiner

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Relay for Life of Buchanan County

The Investment Center sponsored the Relay for Life of Buchanan County on June 21, 2019 at the Independence High School. Here to accept the donation is Ed Gipper

Relay For Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. Volunteers give of their time and effort because they believe it's time to take action against cancer. This Relay for Life brings our community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.

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Independence Area Girl Scout Troop 6717

For the month of February, our Registered Assistant, Kirby (Right) chose to donate to our local Independence Area Girl Scout Troop 6717 here to accept the donation was Brooklyn Tudor (Left).

"Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place."

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RFK Gala in Sumner

Investment Center was pleased to make a donation to the RFK Gala that took place in Sumner.  The Gala was hosted by the Royal Family Kids' Camp Northeast Iowa who's mission "is to create positive, life long memories for abused, abandoned and neglected children in foster care through a week long camp experience."

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Sumner-Fredericksburg FFA

Investment Center was pleased to be able to donate to the Sumner-Fredericksburg FFA Chapter, as they participate and raise money for the Meals from the Heartland program.
"Meals from the Heartland is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. They are made up of volunteers from businesses, schools, churches, community organizations and beyond who package meals for delivery to malnourished people in Iowa, across the United States and around the world." (taken from the Meals from the Heartland website)

Junior Achievements Program

Investment Center is proud to have donated to the Junior Achievements program. Accepting the donation on their behalf, is Kelly Lange (pictured left).
Fun fact about our office: Jeff, Ann, Mikel, and Jordan have all taught classes for Junior Achievements!
Junior Achievement's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy and to help prepare today's students for a bright future.
Students who participate in Junior Achievement programs demonstrate a significant understanding of economics and business concepts.
Our programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

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Independence Area Food Pantry

"The Food Pantry serves all Buchanan County by procuring and distributing food to those facing food insecurity. That objective is accomplished within the framework of building a stronger, more caring community. We draw on the diverse talents of volunteers and depend on the charitable giving of local donors." (Food Pantry company overview as stated on their personal Facebook page).
Pictured below is Aly (right) presenting Kate (left) with their donation.

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