From Ho-Chunk, Inc. Communications
Congratulations to Winnebago Tribal Farm, the latest Ho-Chunk Way recipient!
Ho-Chunk, Inc. employees have helped raise a record $73,000 and counting through the Ho-Chunk Way Employee Donations Program.
A recent check presentation with Ho-Chunk, Inc. employees, Tribal Farm staff, and Winnebago Public School students took place at the LPTC Ag Extension classroom at the Village Market in Winnebago.
Children were invited to the event to decorate their own pot to plant Kentucky Coffeetree seeds, which will be grown on the Tribal Farm. Kentucky Coffeetree seeds were historically used in traditional HoChunk games of chance.
The Ho-Chunk Way Employee Donations Program builds on the mission of Ho-Chunk, Inc. to improve lives in the Winnebago community.
Since the program began in 2017, over $400,000 has been raised for Winnebago organizations, including employee donations, donations from the public and matching funds from Ho-Chunk, Inc.
Previous Ho-Chunk Way recipients include the Whirling Thunder Wellness, Winnebago Youth Shelter, HoChunk Renaissance, the Winnebago Boys & Girls Club and the Winnebago Senior Center.
Community entities and programs are invited to apply each year, and the annual recipient is chosen by an employee committee.
SweetGrass Trading Company is owned by Ho-Chunk, Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.