SCOTT CITY – Wheatland Electric Cooperative Inc. has announced the winner of its Giving Goodness Charity Challenge is Baby Bronc Beginnings, a daycare provider in Lakin that serves employees of USD 215.
The daycare, which is the winner of a $1,000 Sharing Success grant, was championed by Wheatland Electric’s membership and Facebook fans and followers through multiple rounds of voting during the contest held entirely on social media from Oct. 26 through Nov. 13.
In addition, our three other Giving Goodness finalists also received Sharing Success grants. They include Russell Child Development Center in Garden City, which received a $500 grant; and Syracuse Christian Academy, Syracuse, and Magic’s H.O.P.E., Finney County, which each received $250 each.
To engage its membership and promote at least two cooperative principles (democratic member control and concern for community), Wheatland turned the decision-making power over to our membership in this grant selection process. Throughout the contest, co-op members and followers were encouraged to nominate and vote for a deserving non-profit or charitable organization within the cooperative’s service territory and rally friends and family to do the same.
“Now, more than ever during this holiday season, we recognize the importance of helping one another, giving thanks, and paying it forward,” sponsors stated. “That’s because cooperatives like us are governed by core principles, including democratic member control and concern for community. The first endorses active member participation in the future and direction of our cooperative. And the second promotes our work for the sustainable development of our communities through policies supported by our membership.”
To view a short video of the Giving Goodness Charity Challenge winner, Baby Bronc Beginnings, visit https://youtu.be/MI6AiVhxuV4.