American Solutions for Business Raffle Raises $3,000 For Local Charities

American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101565, D12) raised $3,000 during its annual Triple Crown online raffle. The Glenwood, Minnesota-based distributor donated the proceeds to the Radiothon to End Child Abuse, Someplace Safe and Pope County Families in Need, donating $1,000 to each.

Triple Crown organizations are nonprofit organizations in Pope County that help families recover from abuse and get back on their feet when they face financial hardship. Someplace Safe offers services for abuse victims by helping them find safe housing and safe meeting places for parent visits and/or pickups.

Radiothon to End Child Abuse is a fundraiser that is aired on a local radio station and all proceeds go to the local Human Services Department. Pope County Families in Need is organized by an area couple who supply clothes, blankets, beds, gift certificates for gas or food, for families facing financial hardships.

“Being community orientated, ASB employees are always ready and eager to help where help is needed,” says SOS Specialist Stephanie Hall. “We hold many fundraisers throughout the year and all money raised stays local. The Triple Crown recipients are three organizations that thrive on donations and when they succeed, our community succeeds.”

ASB has been donating to the three organizations for more than 10 years. It started out with Penny Wars and Change for Change competitions between different departments within ASB. Four years ago, ASB decided to go a different direction and asked that the different departments within the company create some type of basket to raffle off. Twenty baskets were raffled the first year. The first two raffles were in-person where people could see the baskets and place their bets. Because of COVID, ASB decided to utilize its proprietary ecommerce platform, ACES, to hold the raffle online.

“We are thankful to American for this donation. This is going to help us with our voucher program, where individuals in need of starting over receive a voucher from our advocacy office to get the things they need from the store,” says Hayley Dorman, assistance manager of Some Place Safe in Alexandria, Minnesota.

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NORMA HEGER
December 28, 2021
I'm very proud to work(21 years and counting) for a company that gives back! This company really cares.......walks the walk and talks the talk! Way to go American!!!
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