Childcare centers receive donations for Public Power Day of Giving

June 23, 2022

Heartland Consumers Power District recently donated supplies and resources to three childcare centers in conjunction with the Public Power Day of Giving.

Celebrated each year in June, Public Power Day of Giving is an opportunity for public power utilities to give back to the communities they serve. In 2021, Heartland marked the occasion by making donations of bird feeders and bird houses to senior living centers in customer communities.

This year, Heartland opted to support childcare centers. One daycare provider from one customer community in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa were selected as recipients for the project. Heartland made donations to the Akron Children’s Center in Akron, IA, Little Lakers in Lake Crystal, MN, and Children’s Care Corner in Howard, SD.

Heartland, a non-profit public power utility located in Madison, provides wholesale power as well as energy services and community development programs to municipal electric utilities throughout the Midwest.

Akron Children’s Center in Akron, IA. From left to right, Heartland Customer Relations Manager Kelly Dybdahl, ACC teacher Madonna Bellwood, Mia Allaway, Jeremiah Foley, Benji Miranda, Kassidy Koopmans, ACC Director Chris Compton, and Akron City Administrator Dan Rolfes.

Little Lakers in Lake Crystal, MN. From left to right, Lake Crystal Utilities Commissioner Dennis McCoy, Little Lakers Director Annika Morton, Everett Hillescheim, Braxton Lewis, Chloe Schott, Brynn Williams and Heartland Projects & Marketing Coordinator Danielle Kearin.

Children’s Care Corner in Howard, SD. Heartland staff along with Howard Finance Officer Tyler Genzlinger presented the donation to Children’s Care Corner staff, board members and youth.