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Round Up for Camp Courageous 11/20-11/26

11/20/2022, 08:00 AM - 11/26/2022, 08:00 AM

FUELIowa hosts their annual fundraiser for Camp Courageous the week of Thanksgiving each year. We are encouraging customers to Round their transactions to the nearest dollar to benefit the camp.

FUELIowa members can lift-up Camp Courageous by encouraging customers to “Round Up” their transactions to the nearest dollar the week of Thanksgiving,  Sunday November 21st through the 27th. We are calling this FUELIowa’s “Round Up for Camp Courageous” week.

You see, Camp Courageous is in bad need of a new elevator in the Durgin Pavilion. This beautiful structure overlooks Camp’s Lake Todd. The campers use the upstairs for dances and all kinds of special events. The basement has a two-lane bowling alley, arcade games, ping-pong, and billiards.

What is difficult, is the only way from the basement to the upstairs are steps that can be
especially difficult for many campers including many who use wheelchairs. A new elevator will dramatically improve the usefulness within the pavilion and be significantly safer for the

How FUELIowa Members Can Help

You can help by encouraging your customers to “Round Up for Camp Courageous” and donating the proceeds to the Camp by check at the end of the week. Some members will program a special button on their payment systems to capture the round-up. Some members will put out cannisters for spare change. Some members may desire to match a portion of the donations, and some may extend the campaign for the entire month of November.

Regardless how you choose to participate, the money raised will go a long way in helping Camp
Courageous meet their goal. In addition, FUELIowa will be working with local media to promote the event and raise awareness of the
camp and its goals. 

Round Up Replaces Cent A Gallon Day 

Back in 1981, FUELIowa members launched an all-out effort to support Camp Courageous. Over
the years, FUELIowa members have raised $2 million for the camp via “Cent A Gallon Day”, and the annual FUELIowa Golf Benefit for Camp Courageous. In fact, back in 1981, Governor Ray issued a proclamation designating the day before Thanksgiving as “Cent A
Gallon Day”.

The campaign has always been successful, but we have an opportunity to take it to another level.
Round Up campaigns have become very popular and allow not only FUELIowa members to donate to the camp, but their customers as well. Charlie Becker, Executive Director of the Camp has been impressed with the recent success of such campaigns with retail partners like Hy-Vee, Fareway, to name just a few. It was this success that led Mr. Becker to discuss a similar strategy with FUELIowa.

Download Round Up For Camp Courageous Display Brochure

To learn more, please contact FUELIowa’s Jim Ewing at 515-421-4596


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