In 2023, Redstone stayed busy helping in our community. There are many great opportunities to serve in our area.  Below are highlights from three organizations in the Sioux Empire where our Team volunteered together to support their worthy causes and "Make It Better":  

Lunch Is Served, Inc. – July 2023 Volunteer Event

Lunch Is Served, Inc. has been providing sack lunches since September 2006. The lunches are packed twice a week and following packing, are immediately delivered to local non-profit partners and day labor offices for distribution by those organizations to the working poor (free of charge).  The lunches provide a nutritious mid-day meal for those workers who otherwise may not be able to eat during their workday. 

Redstone volunteers packed approximately 150 sack lunches for distribution and also set a new best record for packing the lunches, proving that we truly do "Make It Better" when we work together as a team.



Kids Against Hunger – September 2023 Volunteer Event

Richard Proudfit started Kids Against Hunger after a trip to Honduras as a volunteer following a devastating hurricane that hit the country. He was profoundly affected by the starvation he saw among the children of Honduras and made a conscious decision to commit his life and financial resources towards the enormous problem of world hunger. 14,400 children die every day from malnutrition/starvation/hunger-related diseases. The solution, developed by some of the world’s leading food scientists, is a revolutionary food package that provides 21 vitamins and minerals, and contains six servings of dehydrated food, which when boiled, will serve six children, providing them with all the vitamins and minerals needed for a day. These meals also help better the health of starving children not only around the world but also here at home in South Dakota. Kids Against Hunger opened its Sioux Falls location in 2009.  All of this is accomplished for the low cost of just 25 cents per serving ($1.50 per package)!  Proudfit’s tireless relationship building resulted in a worldwide network of organizations that can successfully distribute the food under the worst conditions.

It is always wonderful to get to know others while we serve and better our community. Working alongside another Sioux Falls organization, Redstone volunteers helped pack approximately 11,232 meal packages for distribution that day! 



Children's Home Shelter for Family Safety Gift Wrap Booth – December 2023 Volunteer Event

The Gift Wrap Booth is an annual, month-long event held at the Empire Mall each December.  Shoppers who choose to have their gifts wrapped are encouraged to provide cash donations. All proceeds from the event are given to the Children's Home Shelter for Family Safety (formerly the Children’s Inn of Sioux Falls), which provides free services to victims of domestic violence and child abuse & neglect.

Our Redstone volunteers wrapped many gifts during their shift and were happy to help spread joy and assist others during the Holiday Season!



Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community.  Our experiences with each organization in 2023 were rewarding and worthwhile. The Redstone Team looks forward to volunteering for more outstanding causes in 2024!