When it comes to supporting local non-profits, there might not be an easier and more impactful program than Kwik Care.

If you're not aware, Kwik Care has helped raise both funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Each month, Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen, and Fazoli's help collect donations for a different organization. Donations can be made easily by requesting your total purchase at any of those businesses (including at the gas pumps at Kwik Stop) be rounded up to the nearest dollar. The additional cents used to round up will be donated to the respective charity of the month.

This month's Kwik Care recipient is Dubuque Rescue Mission, a nonprofit organization offer hospitality, spiritual hope, food clothing, job development, thrift stores, and more to those in need.

Dubuque Rescue Mission has a rich history in the community, having started more than 80 years ago:

For 81 years, the D.R.M. has served  the needs of our brothers and sisters who are poor offering overnight shelter for 45 men; providing over 230 meals a day to those seeking food and fellowship, and providing clothing and other material goods to those with no means to pay.

Amy Davidshofer of Kwik Stop/Rainbo Oil stopped by the studio to talk about Dubuque Rescue Mission and all the amazing things they do for the community. Davidshofer also added that Kwik Care has recently surpassed over $2 million in cumulative donations since its inception in 2002:

With the help of the community, the Kwik Care program has been able to donate over $2 million to local nonprofits, which is quite an achievement. Your donation makes a big difference in the community.

All month long, Kwik Stop and Dairy Queen will be taking donations that will go directly to Dubuque Rescue Mission via the aforementioned Kwik Care canisters at the counter or if customers request their purchase-total be rounded up to the nearest dollar (the difference going to Dubuque Rescue Mission).

Kwik Stop on JFK Road, right off of Arterial. Photo Credit: Steve Pulaski
Kwik Stop on JFK Road, right off of Arterial. Photo Credit: Steve Pulaski

Take a listen to my interview with Amy Davidshofer of Kwik Stop/Rainbo Oil below!

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