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LACF kicks off fundraising drive for November

By Kelli Bultena

Every donation is helpful for the Lennox Area Community Fund (LACF).

The LACF is a charitable endowment that awards grants annually to organizations in Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing. Since its inception in 2004, over $97,700 has been awarded in grants to organizations in these communities. This year alone, the LACF was able to award $12,300 to area organizations to help fund 12 different projects.

Now LACF committee members are inviting individuals and businesses in the Lennox, Chancellor and Worthing communities to consider a donation to the community fund during the month of November.

This fundraising drive will culminate on December 1 with South Dakota’s second annual state-wide GivingTuesday. A similar campaign last year was successful for the LACF, with $16,224.15 raised, including a $5,000 matching contribution from the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation. The committee has set a goal of $15,000 for this year’s campaign.

All donations, large and small, increase the impact of the Lennox Area Community Fund by increasing the interest available for grant distribution.

To donate to the November fundraiser please visit or mail your contribution to Lennox Area Community Fund Treasurer, c/o Valley Exchange Bank, P.O. Box 19, Lennox, SD 57039. Also see the website for details about the grant process, previous grant awards, and committee members.

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