By J.O. Parker
Doing good things for the Grinnell community is a top priority of employees at Total Choice Shipping and Printing as shown with the recent donation of $2,056 to the Grinnell Food Coalition.
Since August, Total Choice has donated $1 from each sale, both in store and online, to various non-profits in the Grinnell area. The Grinnell Food Coalition represents sales from Nov. 1 – Dec. 23. In October, the business donated $953 from September sales to Dollars for Scholars, and in September, the business donated $840 to S.H.E. Counts from August 2021 sales.
Alicia Blankenfeld, co-owner of the business, said Total Choice has always been a community supporter through volunteer efforts and has donated dollars towards programs in the past, but this is the first time the business has done so to this magnitude.
“We are so proud to be able to give back to our local non-profits from the support our community gives by shopping local,” Alicia said. “We are doing this because supporting community initiatives on various levels is the right thing to do. We are in a position to redirect the dollars spent locally. When we reinvest back into our local community, it helps everyone succeed.”
Pictured are, Alicia Blankenfeld, right, presenting a check for $2,056 to Jennifer Cogley with the Grinnell Food Coalition.