Citizen Potawatomi Nation helped give back to the community during the holidays as employees hosted a variety of food drives and fundraisers.

Each year, the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort plans a Christmas party, and this year, employees who attended made cash contributions or donated toys to benefit non-profit organizations, including The Salvation Army and FireLodge Children and Family Services. In total, the employees collected $2,699 in cash in addition to the donated toys.

CPN employees also collected donations for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to be passed out to families in need. More than 600 pounds of food were donated for Thanksgiving, with 350 baskets given to families for their holiday dinners. Another 350 baskets were distributed for Christmas. Baskets included ham or turkey and ingredients for a holiday meal, in addition to supplies for breakfast and a second meal.