This morning I got a chance to catch up with Tiffany Stietz from Hospice of Dubuque. She had her adorable three-year-old daughter Molly in tow.

It's not the first time we've visited, but this month our friends at Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazoli's Restaurant have made their organization the recipient of their Kwik Care canisters.

For more than a decade, Kwik Care has helped raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Their business entities promote the canister fundraisers in store and online as well as via print and digital advertising, marquees, fuel pumps, social media, and more! Together, nearly $1.5 million has been raised through their donation canister fundraisers since 2002.

Hospice of Dubuque has been around for almost 40 years. In 1983, a promise was made to the tri-state area. That year, with a small team of nurses and community volunteers, Hospice of Dubuque began serving the greater Dubuque community. The promise was then and still is now, a mission to provide compassionate care for persons with terminal illness and their loved ones.

I asked Tiffany what Hospice of Dubuque will do with the money they receive from the Kwik Care campaign?

She says that the pandemic has forced their crew to use extra PPE equipment, which is quite costly. The extra money will help offset that cost. They are also not using volunteers, so things are not easy for their organization right now.

When you stop into an area Kwik Stop, be sure to drop your spare change (or bills) into the canisters to help. Also, don't forget they now feature the 'round up' option at their registers, so if you're a person who doesn't carry cash it will still allow you to round up your purchase to the nearest dollar and help out.

If you'd like to learn more about Hospice of Dubuque, whether it be their services, volunteer opportunities or making donations... visit their WEBSITE HERE.

If you'd like to learn more about the Kwik Care program, you can learn more HERE.

I hope you consider helping out a great organization this month!

~Chris Farber

 

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