KKJM/St Cloud (Spirit 92.9) listening family recently surprised workers at 20 local restaurants with large tips as part of their “Big Tip” project. Listeners were invited to add a tip to the virtual tip jar on the station’s website during a one week period. The following week, staff visited 19 local restaurants and gave tips of hundreds and even thousands of dollars to servers and workers who had just started working again after a 6 week state shutdown. A total of ,000 that was donated by listeners, the radio station and it’s sponsors was given away. Reactions ranged from shouts of joy to tears of gratitude, and were shared on Spirit 92.9’s Facebook page throughout the week of big tip giveaways.
Jess Hart, Program Director: “Seeing the reactions of these restaurant owners, managers, and employees was so emotional. They have been through so much this past year. Our listeners and sponsors gave so generously to show God’s love to these community members and we’re so grateful God let us be a conduit in blessing them. We are a part of a truly wonderful community here in Central Minnesota!.”