Theisen’s Home • Farm • Auto Store to Present Donation to American Heart Association
Funds raised through annual Save-A-Heart campaign benefit local American Heart Association
What: Throughout the month of April, area Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto stores in Iowa sold paper hearts for $1 at checkouts to raise funds for the American Heart Association. Theisen’s will announce the total contribution in a public check presentation to the Association. Last year the Save-A-Heart campaign contributed a record-breaking $27,560 to the American Heart Association in Eastern Iowa.
When: Wednesday, May 6
Where: Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto
2900 Dodge Street
Dubuque, IA 52003
Who: Jim Theisen, CEO & President, Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto
Jim Lincoln, Store Manager, Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto Dubuque
Ani Snyder, Regional Vice President, American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate
Cathy Brandt, Corporate Events Director, American Heart Association Dubuque
Why: “Heart disease affects a lot of people in Iowa – it’s the leading cause of death for all Americans – so we are proud to support the work of the American Heart Association,” said Jim Theisen, President of Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto.
The American Heart Association is currently investing over $6.3 million in local research projects, as well as educational programs and advocacy efforts aimed at improving Iowans’ heart health. Last year the Association trained 154,450 Iowans to save a life with CPR; fought childhood obesity with 66,683 children through Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart; and secured a $100,000 increase for the state tobacco prevention program to help Iowans quit, or never start, smoking.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The Midwest Affiliate serves an 11-state region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. To learn more or to get involved, call 319-378-1763 or visit heart.org/CedarRapids. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Theisen’s Home ? Farm ? Auto
Founded in 1927, the family-owned Theisen’s stores operate in Ames, Anamosa, Cedar Rapids N.E., Cedar Rapids S.W., Charles City, Coralville, Dewitt, Dubuque, Dyersville, Grinnell, Indianola, Iowa Falls, Maquoketa, Marshalltown, Monticello, New Hampton, Newton, Pella, Tipton and Vinton serving customers’ needs and supporting local charities. The corporate headquarters and distribution center is located in a 220,000 square foot facility in Dubuque.
Applications available for Theisen’s More for Your Community Grants
Theisen’s Home•Farm•Auto is proud to announce the launch of the 2015 Theisen’s More for Your Community Grants program.
Supported by Theisen’s charitable fund and through a partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, grants will be made available in all Theisen’s store communities. This year, more than $200K in total grants will be distributed to the region served by Theisen’s, with each store having at least $5,000 available. The maximum request per project application is $5,000.
The More for Your Community Program will make direct grants to agencies to jumpstart and/or sustain projects that most effectively and directly serve the basic needs of families and children, which include food, shelter, education, safety and health. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofits, government-sponsored, or school-sponsored organizations and directly serving children and families within a 60-mile radius of a Theisen’s store. Applications are available now at www.dbqfoundation.org/theisens and directions to access the application are also available at each store.
Company President Jim Theisen said, “As we begin our seventh year of More for Your Community Grants, we are proud to support our new partners in Sparta and Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Our Theisen’s team encourages the important work being accomplished by the volunteers and leaders who serve children and families in our store communities. We invite nonprofit groups to complete an application online and tell us by August 31 how we can help.”
Theisen’s More for Your Community Grant Program is made possible
through a partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque.
Save-A-Heart! Visit your local Theisen’s Store and purchase a Save-A-Heart heart. Money from the sale of the hearts goes to the American Heart Associate helping to the beat away at heart disease. In 2014, Theisen’s, with the support of our generous customers and an additional $5000 donation from Theisen’s donated $27,560 to the American Heart Association.