Area tribes donate $10,000 toward 23 life-saving AEDs for Shawnee Public Schools

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 pays it forward in Pottawatomie County

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 »

Community Development Corporation’s Pollard donates to tax preparation services

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 »

Grand employees mark another year of giving to the Salvation Army

  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 »