Local Pamida gets in the holiday giving spirit
Three local organizations received contributions from the Perham Pamida store, through the Pamida Foundation. Manager Rob Huck hosted a holiday get-together at the store Nov. 16 to make the presentations, and also outline the Pamida Foundation an...
Three local organizations received contributions from the Perham Pamida store, through the Pamida Foundation.
Manager Rob Huck hosted a holiday get-together at the store Nov. 16 to make the presentations, and also outline the Pamida Foundation and some of the new things happening at the store.
Formerly a division of Shopko, Pamida was purchased within the past year by Sun Capital and there have been a number of positive developments over the past six months, noted Pamida pharmacist Scott Miller.
There are 250 Pamida stores in the midwest, most of them in smaller communities of Minnesota and Iowa.
Among the initiatives is creating higher profile and visibility of Pamidas, by being a valuable member of the community. Huck said the local Pamida wants to "work together to make the community a better place to live, work and play."
Receiving donations last week from Huck and Pamida were:
- The Perham Area Community Center, $1,000 for a new automatic, handicapped-accessible door on the mens' rest room.
- $500 to the Someplace Safe domestic abuse shelter.
- $500 to the Perham Area Food Shelf, a donation that has been made annually for a number of years.
Pamida is now making its parking lot and store available to non-profits as well. For example, Girl Scouts or other organizations can utilize the Pamida lot for car washes. The Catholic Daughters hosted a fundraiser in the store recently, noted Huck. Rotary would also be welcome to sell Rotary roses in the store, he added.