KNWC/Sioux Falls (Life 96.5) partnered with listeners and Dacotah Bank in Sioux Falls to help public school social workers through the Bless a Student gift-card drive. Listeners stepped up to provide over $4,000 gift-cards and cash to help meet the needs of students. Because students need to focus on school and their future, the social workers use the cards to help the 700 students identified as homeless with little things that can become big obstacles. Gift cards could be used for things as simple as allergy medicine, shoes, coats, or even filling up a gas tank to allow them to get to school or work. The gifts allowed social workers to step up and help when needed. Social worker Tracey Johnson expressed her thanks. “We have many students with needs and the gift card donations will help students get to school and stay focused on learning.”
Life 96.5 is a part of the Northwestern Media network of University of Northwestern – St. Paul. Northwestern Media operates 21 stations in 13 markets across 10 states. Their radio signals reach more than 1.25 million listeners each week.