RDO Equipment Co. and R.D. Offutt Company’s 20th annual RDO Caters Taters for Charity luncheon raised a record-breaking $92,402 for PATH North Dakota. 100% of proceeds will directly support PATH’s Independent Living Program, which provides skills, knowledge, and support to youth ages 14-23, who are transitioning to adulthood.
Nancy McKenzie, PATH Executive Director, commented on the experience and finding out the total raised, saying, “It has been an incredible experience to be the recipient of RDO’s Caters Taters event this year! PATH youth moving toward independence will have more opportunity than ever to obtain an apartment, get employment, or go to college.”
She continued, expressing her gratitude to all who helped make the event a success, saying, “The generosity of RDO, sponsors, volunteers, and community members who attended Caters Taters and purchased raffle tickets give youth coming out of foster care the ‘hand up’ that all young people need and deserve! We are grateful for this tremendous gift this holiday season.”
PATH’s Independent Living program serves more than 425 youth annually in successfully transitioning to adulthood. The mission of PATH/Nexus: Changing the course of a child’s life by stabilizing families and strengthening mental health.
This year’s event brings the grand total raised by RDO Caters Taters for Charity to more than $760,000. Throughout its 20 years, the event has supported a dozen local charities including YWCA Cass Clay, CCRI, Inc., and the Great Plains Food Bank.
Applications to be the event’s 2020 benefiting charity will open in early 2020. Watch the RDO Caters Taters website for more information about how to apply. Like the Facebook page and follow @RDOCatersTaters on Instagram to keep up on the latest event news and see special photos.