KIMT and our Giving Your Best partners; Diamond Jo Casino and First Citizens National Bank are asking you to help those students whose families can’t afford to buy school supplies. The 6th annual Giving Your Best School Supply Drive will start on Monday, July 29th. School supplies will be collected through August 13th and can be dropped off at KIMT, Diamond Jo Casino, any First Citizens National Bank location and at The Salvation Army. Supplies such as wide ruled paper, glue sticks, scissors, #2 pencils, pens, backpacks and Kleenex are needed.
All donations received will be given to The Salvation Army to help supply their Back to School Program. Distribution of the school supplies will be on Thursday, August 15th. Help a deserving child fill their backpack so that they are ready for the first day of school.
The Giving Your Best partnership program began in 1997 as an endeavor of this station to give media assistance in promoting community awareness of our non-profit programs. “Giving Your Best” represents exactly that. It encourages and challenges our viewers and community to give their best by giving back to our communities. First Citizens National Bank and Diamond Jo Casino are partnered with KIMT in this program. This is not a sponsorship, but a partnership. We hold monthly partnership meetings that determine the Award Winner and to work together on projects encompassed under Giving Your Best.
Giving Your Best is a program designed for our communities. It branches out to assist non-profit community outreach programs and fund raising events. Our partnership collaborates our resources to encourage each individual and business within our communities to “give back” by promoting volunteerism. There are many wonderful organizations that need our help. You are a valuable resource to these non-profits that rely on volunteers simply to exist each day.
Each month we award someone in our viewing area who exemplifies volunteerism and give back to their communities by donating their time and resources without asking for reward. If you know someone who you’d like to nominate for this award, click here and complete the online nomination form.
Click here to view past recipients.
In addition to the Volunteer of the Month, Tools for Schools and the School Supply Drive, the Giving Your Best program also sponsors a Family Fair each year at Southbridge Mall in Mason City in March. And every year we team up with the Marine Corps League and The Salvation Army and sponsor and promote Toys for Tots.
There is power in numbers and each one of us can make a difference in someones life. Don’t WAIT–Don’t PROCRASTINATE! Please give back and volunteer today!