Kwik Shop raised $30,173.41 as part of its seventh annual “Make a Difference with a Dollar” competitive fundraising campaign this fall. From Oct. 6-Nov. 6, employees invited their customers to donate a dollar with their purchases to help support the clients of Heartland Family Service. Kwik Shop also held two car washes with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the campaign.

In seven years, Kwik Shop’s “Make a Difference with a Dollar” campaign has raised a grand total of $229,091.29 for children and families in our community.

The fundraiser contributes to the Heartland Family Service Ways to Work program, which offers low-interest auto loans to working families with challenging credit in Omaha, Council Bluffs and the surrounding area. Proceeds from stores in Fremont will go toward supporting the Heartland Family Service Jefferson House Children’s Shelter and Group Home, which serves youth in and near Dodge County.