Wishing You a Warm Holiday Season!
For nearly 20 years, First PREMIER Bank and PREMIER Bankcard have partnered with Children’s Home Society of South Dakota (CHS) to help design our corporate Holiday Card. Each child has the opportunity to color their best wintery or holiday-themed artwork for consideration for the card. One grand prize winner is chosen, along with two runners-up.
After winners are chosen, PREMIER works with the CHS teachers to determine the best Christmas gift for each child. Our grand prize winner this year is 7-year-old Amili, who loves to do artwork – both for fun and as a way to express herself. She likes to use a variety of color in her artwork. Amili has a compassionate heart and tries to help others smile when she sees they are feeling down. Amili will be receiving an American Girl Doll and will also be presented a framed commemorative piece that displays her artwork and the finished PREMIER Holiday Card.
Our 2016 runners up are Grace and Joel. Grace’s favorite subject in school is Science and she hopes to be a geologist when she grows up. Joel lights up the room when he enters it! He has bright eyes and a cheerful smile and loves to tell jokes to make others laugh. Grace will receive an art set and Joel will receive a couple Lego sets. All three winners will join the Sioux Falls PREMIER staff at their annual December Staff Meeting, where our CEOs and President present each child with their Christmas gift on stage.
PREMIER has supported many CHS initiatives over the years, including the Van Demark Home Improvement Project and the annual Orion Classic.
About Children’s Home Society
Established in 1893, Children’s Home Society is South Dakota’s oldest human services, nonprofit organization. Their mission is to protect, support and enhance the lives of children and families. Through a merger in 1998, Children’s Inn (founded in 1977 as a domestic violence shelter) became a program of Children’s Home Society. CHS programs include emergency shelter, residential treatment and education, foster care and adoption services, forensic interview and exam centers, and prevention and education resources.