The Toupin family descendants started by purchasing hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, laundry sanitizer, aerosol disinfectant and more.
In each community served, FireLake partners with local nonprofits, youth programs and more, giving volunteer hours as well as supporting initiatives like Receipts for School and the coupon book program.
The documents span over a century and include records before and after Oklahoma statehood. The CHC recently donated the collection of books and preservation equipment to the Pottawatomie County Historical Society.
Heating and air conditioning system manufacturing company Trane Inc. donated geothermal equipment to CPN thanks to a Tribal member’s suggestion.
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation and the Absentee Shawnee Tribe donated $5,000 each, helping the Shawnee Public School District place 23 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) across its campuses. An AED device is a transportable machine that restores an individual’s heart rhythm by sending an electric shock through the chest. These portable devices have the potential to Read More »
FireLake Discount Foods contributed more than $50,000 to local charities in 2016, a number the company typically matches annually. The tribal enterprise recently assisted Tecumseh Public Schools’ food program and awarded $5,000 to the Community Market of Pottawatomie County. “We believe it makes for a better community for all of us when our people and Read More »
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Development Corporation is not the kind of financial institution that worries financial regulators like the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. More often than not, it is a champion of the little guy. Its staff works with tribal members and employees to provide financial products and counseling services. It offers these same Read More »
Hundreds lined up along Gordon Cooper Drive to collect free Thanksgiving turkeys and meals from the Shawnee Rescue Mission. Looking out at the long line of patrons waiting patiently to collect groceries, Shawnee Rescue Mission Director Glenn Blankenship explained that with Thanksgiving falling at end of the month, many of those in line have already Read More »
Since 2009 the Grand Casino Hotel and Resort has been collecting Christmas presents from employees for the Shawnee Salvation Army to distribute to children throughout the community. The toys donated by employees, worth at least $10, qualify them for a raffle prize drawing at the Grand’s annual Christmas event. This incentive, coupled with the holiday’s Read More »
Employees at the CPN Administration building hosted a silent auction in the first weeks of December to raise money for the CPN Angel Tree. However, by the time the donation period ended, the entire tree’s angels had already been collected. “The auction was originally to benefit CPN’s Angel Tree, but the overwhelming number of donations Read More »