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Don’t forget Woodys Charities tonight

By Staff | Apr 2, 2011

It’s just plain fun and it all goes for a great cause.

Tonight is the annual Woodys Charities fundraiser at Woody’s Pizza at 9 W. First St. N. in Estherville. The auction starts at 8 p.m.

Woody’s Charities was founded in 1998 to serve residents in both Emmet and Dickinson counties suffering from a degenerative disease. Many costs of these illnesses may not be covered by insurance or public assistance, such as gas for trips to medical treatments, wheelchair ramps, the cost of relocating appliances for people who can no longer negotiate stairways and other expenses.

Woodys Charities also has a number of other raffles and fundraisers throughout the year, such as the charity dinner and dance held earlier this winter.

This year’s auction features a lot of great items, but to find out what they are you’ll have to attend.

For more information, contact www.woodyspizza.com

Bank Plus shows generosity

Another business that quite virtually puts its money where its mouth is would be Bank Plus which is funding the cost of the Web site for Emmet County Kinship.

By funding the cost of building and hosting the Web Site, Bank Plus is making an extremely valuable contribution to our community.

And here’s how.

Kinship pairs caring adult mentors with children who are able to thrive by a kind, listening ear. Statistics show that children who are mentored are far less likely to use tobacco, alcohol or drugs or engage in risky sexual behavior or end up in the juvenile justice system. Every dollar spent in mentoring programs, in fact, saves five dollars in the judicial system down the road.

Bank Plus is investing in far more than Kinship. It is in fact investing in the future of the youth of Emmet County. And there’s no better investment than that.

So the next time you’re in Bank Plus, stop in and thank them for showing how much they care about the youth of Emmet County.

And if you’re interested in either being a mentor or finding one for your child under 18, call Emmet County Kinship at 362-2828 today.