PIPESTONE Team Community Giving Program


Giving back is important to PIPESTONE and our team. We are seeking your help in making an impact in our communities. See an unmet need? GIVE! Have a cause you care about? GIVE! Want to make a difference in a person’s life? GIVE! Our new GiVE program has $25,000 of funds to be used in local communities for projects you care about. So get your team together, identify a need, and GIVE!

How To Get Started

  • Brainstorm: Get together with your department or team and brainstorm on project ideas. See examples below for some ideas.
  • Apply: There are three tiers of the GiVE program. GIVE, SERVE, and LEAD. Identify which level you should apply for based off of funding needs, number of volunteers, and employee donations collected
  • Action: After you have received application approval and your GIVE Kit, it’s time to take action and put your project in motion!
  • Share: We’d love to share your project on social media and the Pipestone Post as inspiration for others to GIVE.

Current Progress

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Completed Projects

Sanford Children’s Hospital Toy Basket Donation

Team members came together and raised over $2,000 for toys to be put into baskets for children staying at the hospital.

For the Children- Royal Family Kids

Team members gathered bikes, scooters, helmets and cash donations to support children in foster care at the first annual Royal Family Kids Camps.

Safe Passage- Kid’s Baskets

The PIPESTONE team at Sycamore, Illinois did a toy drive at their office for the Safe Passage. They packed 80 bags for kids ranging from infant to 14 years old. Safe Passage provides a wide range of services to survivors of domestic abuse and their loved ones including shelter, counseling, advocacy and so much more. 

Local School Backpack Program

The Pipestone Warehouse teams (Warehouse Floor, Swine Resource Team and Purchasing Team) created a backpack program for local schools! They were able to help provide school supplies for students attending local Elementary Schools who may be in need for this upcoming school year. 

Rock Ranch

The Pipestone Finance team held an ice cream social to help raise funds for the Rock Ranch. The team also went to Rock Ranch and volunteered for the day. Rock Ranch is a charitable organization providing horsemanship training, riding lesson, senior programming and mental health counseling in a natural, Christ-filled setting.

Ronald McDonald House 

The Big Stone Marketing team hosted a taco bar for all employees with a free will donation. Proceeds of the meal were given to the Ronald McDonald House!

Sanford Pediatric Cancer Research 

The Finance Team encouraged fellow co-workers to walk for a cause! With a goal of 50 miles in a month, for each mile not reached, a monetary donation was raised for Sanford Pediatric Cancer Research. 

Woodstock Community Club

PIPESTONE team members of the Woodstock Community Club came together to help make improvements to the baseball and local city parks!

Pipestone Area Schools Winter Clothing Drive

The Repairs and Maintenance team came together and served a free will donation meal of chili dogs and cinnamon rolls to fellow team members. All proceeds from their project went to the Pipestone Area Schools’ winter clothing drive!