MITCHELL, S.D. – Staff members at The Daily Republic here have used their charitable “Jeans for Charity” money to purchase toys for three local children through the Angel Tree Gifts program at the local Kmart store. The toys will go to brighten up Christmas for two boys and a girl.
This is the second time this year the staff has used money from the newspaper’s “Jeans for Charity” funds to make a difference in their community. The funds are raised when Daily Republic staff members pay a buck to be able to wear jeans to work on Fridays.
This past summer, the staff used $100 from the fund to purchase an engraved stone that helped fun the building of a new Mitchell memorial park dedicated to a young girl who was killed by a drunk driver.
“Thanks again to everyone who participates in the Jeans for Charity fund,” said Daily Republic Business Manager Annette Kroger. “It does make a difference in someones life!”
The Daily Republic is based in Mitchell, S.D. and is owned by Forum Communications Co., a multimedia information company based in Fargo, N.D. FCC owns dozens of newspapers, websites and television and radio stations, and commercial printing plants in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin.