WASECA—On November 30th, Brad and Trudi Connors delivered a check to the Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center, presenting the money raised during the iWealth 2016 Holiday Food Drive. Combined with the $3,000 match from the iWealth Foundation, the total amount raised was $7,540.
Brad said, “The Food Drive was started several years ago by asking iWealth clients and the local community for monetary donations to provide the food necessary for local families to enjoy a Christmas meal.”
As an incentive, Brad and Trudi provided a matching contribution that would go the Waseca Area Neighborhood Service Center. That match is now provided by the iWealth Foundation, which they started several years ago. One percent of iWealth’s net profits go into the foundation annually.
The funds raised will be used to provide Christmas meals for over 160 local area families. Food baskets will be packed Dec. 16 by Waseca High School students and other volunteers and will be distributed Dec. 17. Excess funds will be used to help support the WANSC Backpack Program. The Backpack Program provides food for around 160 students each weekend, if they receive free or reduced lunches at school during the week.
More than 57 families and business donated to the drive this year. This is the seventh consecutive year iWealth has sponsored the Holiday Food Drive, gathering donations of more than $56,323 throughout the years.
Brad said, “It’s very humbling to see our clients and community come together and share the blessings we have been given. This is not about iWealth as much as it is about generosity.”