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 and Dairy Queen 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 Multicultural Family Center (MFC) in Dubuque. Heather Hamm of Kwik Stop/Rainbo Oil dropped by the studio and brought some friends in tow: Claudette Bees and Marlene Waller of MFC, who spoke about all the great events the center has coming up in the summer:

We are about diversity. We want Dubuque to understand that we've got all sorts of people here, and we want to introduce everyone in Dubuque to all the different cultures and all the different communities that we have. - Claudette Bees, Multicultural Family Center

It looks to be a busy summer for the MFC, as they are currently gearing up for a Dubuque Pride Family Picnic happening at their Central Avenue office on June 3rd, as well as a large, three-day celebration of Juneteenth June 16-18th!

Photo Credit: Multicultural Family Center
Photo Credit: Multicultural Family Center

All month long, Kwik Stop and Dairy Queen will be taking donations that will go directly to Centrally Rooted 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 Multicultural Family Center).

Take a listen to my interview with Heather, Claudette, and Marlene to find out more about the Multicultural Family Center and their many events happening throughout the summer!

Multicultural Family Center is located at 1157 Central Avenue in Dubuque. You can also find them on Facebook!

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