Donations to benefit Early Childhood Development, Senior Center. Prairie Band Casino and Resort held the largest donation drive in its history last weekend, according to a news release Tuesday.
The casino invited guests to bring new or gently used winter wear in exchange for “Prairie Cash.” The turnout exceeded the casino’s expectations. While up to 15 items per person were donation-eligible, many donated above and beyond.
“On behalf o Prairie Band Casino and Resort we would like to thank everyone who donated for their their thoughtfulness and for practicing generosity during this holiday season,” assistant general manager Stephen E. Ortiz said in the news release. ”These donations will serve to help many people that are in need of warmth in their lives.”
The casino paid more than $21,000 in Prairie Cash for the donated items, which will go to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s Early Childhood Development and the Senior Center. any remaining items will go to the Oglala Lakota Nation in South Dakota.