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Waterloo, Iowa – When many people each make a small contribution, it can have a big impact.  That’s the inspiration for a new partnership between Slumberland Furniture, 1650 The Fan, and the Waterloo Black Hawks during the 2019/20 hockey season.

Friday, the Black Hawks revealed details about the new $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture.  Each month during the Hawks’ schedule, a different local charitable organization will be spotlighted.  Fans will be introduced to the non-profit during Black Hawks radio broadcasts on 1650, The Fan, and encouraged to make a contribution in the amount of $16.50 before the month ends. If 100 fans make that manageable donation each month, they will all have the opportunity to take pride in an impactful collective gift of $1,650 at month’s end.

“For years, Slumberland Furniture has taken a prominent role alongside the Black Hawks in our charitable efforts, and this new campaign re-channels Slumberland’s enthusiasm for serving the community,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene, adding, “1650, The Fan, has been our radio partner for two decades, and community service is a strong part of their culture, so this was an opportunity which was a perfect fit all around.”

The fourth organization which will receive proceeds from the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, will be The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls.

The bells and red kettles have been put away for the season, but The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls is still collecting donations to support its year-round mission of helping vulnerable families in northeast Iowa, and during the month of January, you can help through $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture.

The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls provides a wide variety of services: sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, creating recreational activities for youth, responding to disaster situations, and more.  The organization has raised approximately 75 percent of its $601,000 goal for the annual winter Red Kettle Campaign, which it is trying to reach by the end of January.  This month, donations via the $16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland Furniture, will help The Salvation Army achieve that winter target.

As part of the $16.50 Campaign, the goal is for 100 Black Hawks fans to make a modest contribution of $16.50 to The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls during the month of January.  If that goal is achieved, collectively fans will have the opportunity to take pride in an impactful total gift of $1,650 at month’s end.

“The holidays are over, and the audible reminders from those ringing bells are done,” said Black Hawks President of Business Operations Joe Greene.  “Now we’re asking Black Hawks fans to remember that The Salvation Army is out there making a difference all the time.  Help them do that and reach their holiday goal by joining us during January’s $16.50 Campaign.”

To make a $16.50 Campaign donation to The Salvation Army of Waterloo/Cedar Falls, visit the “$16.50 Campaign, presented by Slumberland” page.

“As the area’s local media company, we are thrilled to be working with two of the best, locally owned organizations in the Cedar Valley,” said Coloff Media Owner/General Manager Jim Coloff, adding,  “The Black Hawks not only have a great winning tradition, but a long tradition of helping promote great local causes.  And Slumberland’s charitable commitment to our area is well known and appreciated by their many customers around NE Iowa.”

About Slumberland Furniture – Located at 6607 University Avenue in Cedar Falls, Slumberland Furniture provides the Cedar Valley’s finest selection of living room, bedroom, and home décor, chosen for a combination of style, quality, and value.  Slumberland Furniture first opened in the Cedar Valley 50 years ago, in 1969, and has been at their current 41,000 square foot location since 2017.  Slumberland has partnered with the Black Hawks on a charitable effort for each of the last 13 seasons.

About 1650 The Fan/Coloff Media – 1650, The Fan, and its three Cedar Falls-based sister stations are part of Coloff Media, which includes a dozen community stations throughout Iowa.  The Cedar Falls cluster has won five Crystal Awards from the National Association of Broadcasters, signifying the group’s year-round commitment to community service.  All Black Hawks regular season games, home-and-away, can be heard on 1650, The Fan, during the 2019/20 season.

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