Siouxland DQ unveiled a new volunteer recognition program, Smiles & Stories Difference Makers, in 2020. This program was designed to recognize outstanding volunteers in the Siouxland area who make a positive difference in our community. Area non-profit organizations nominated their volunteers who go above & beyond.

2020 DQ Difference Makers
Please help us recognize these individuals that give up countless hours to serve the Siouxland area & carry out the mission work of their non-profit organizations

Carolyn Munch - Child Evangelism Fellowship

Chris Howard - Child Evangelism Fellowship

Dawn Heiser - Siouxland Humane Society 

Linda Bloomfield - Siouxland Humane Society

Michelle Lewon - Noah's Hope Animal Rescue

Wade Swords - Noah's Hope Animal Rescue

Shawna Fedderson - Connections Area Agency on Aging

Rueben Castro - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland

Adam & Gretchen Wheelock - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland

Verlee Owens - SafePlace

Anna Heller - Alzheimers Association

Lex Wurth - Camp High Hopes

Luke Schroder - Camp High Hopes

Andrew Sauter - Camp High Hopes

Jane Berger & her therapy dog, Jimi - Hospice of Siouxland

Lillith Johnston - The Micah Project

Pastor Catie Newman - Community Action Agency of Siouxland

Lori Ruiz - The Gospel Mission

Sister Janet Schumacher - Food Bank of Siouxland

2020 DQ Difference Maker Winner

Dawn Heiser

2019 DQ Difference Makers
Please help us recognize these individuals that give up countless hours to serve the Siouxland area & carry out the mission work of their non-profit organizations

Michael Amman - Opportunities Unlimited

Rhonda Bock - Lucky Leprachauns

 Pat Boggs - Alzheimers Association

Bill Clifford - Phi Theta Kappa National Honoary Society at WITCC

Audra Cole - Holy Spirit Retirement Home

Celeste Durant - Women Aware

Roberta Elwell - Siouxland Humane Society

Kathy Fliginger - Sioux City Public Museum/John Peirce Mansion

Larry Fuller - Connections Area Agency on Aging/Meals of Wheels

Nathan Gertz - STARS Inc.

James Goff - Sioux City Public Museum

Bill Gold - MakerSpace Sioux City

Karen Gold - MakerSpace Sioux City

Miranda Hicks - WITCC

Larry & Margee Joines - Mercy Meals of Siouxland

Ashley Nashleanas - Lucky Leprachauns

Tova Natwick - STARS Inc. 

Tito Parker - Community Action Agency of Siouxland

Angelica Perez - Women Aware

Connie Pope - Holy Spirit Retirement Home

Joyce Rasmussen - Siouxland Humane Society

Angie Rojas - Lindsey - Camp High Hopes

Fern Schultz - Life Skills Training Center

Nicole Sondergaard - Camp High Hopes

Dee Sturgeon - Special Olympics

Gigi Torres - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland

Ryan Weber - Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking

For the first year of our Smiles & Stories DQ Difference Makers, we had 27 nominations for outstanding volunteers. They were treated to a dinner at Four Brothers & received $50 in DQ gift cards! One lucky volunteer also walked away with a free trip for two -- the lucky winner was couple, Larry & Margee Joines, who head Mercy Meals of Siouxland!

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