Every year Sioux Falls Downtown Businesses get together to form a group called “Downtown Gives” to raise money for one non-profit organization. Last year in there combined fundraising effort the group raised $4,700 for “First Book – Sioux Falls,” the local chapter of a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing new books to children in need. $4,700 all from generous gifts, discounts, and coupons offered by our very own Sioux Falls Downtown Businesses. This year Downtown Gives has selected NAMI – Sioux Falls (National Alliance of the Mentally Ill) as the beneficiary for their efforts. NAMI – Sioux Falls is another local chapter of a national organzation whose mission is to provide education, support and advocacy for individuals and families impacted by mental illness (brain-based disorders). We strive to effect positive change in our local mental health system, and increase the public and professional understanding of mental illness. Sioux Falls Downtown Gives raises money through the sale of coupon books with exclusive offers and massive discounts to participating downtown shops, restaurants, and businesses. Just a few of the discounts you can look for in the coupon book include: 20% any one item at Chelsea’s Boutique, $10 off a $50 purchase at Child’s Play Toys, 25% off a single item at Young and Richards, 20% off your entire purchase at Zandbroz Variety, and so many more. Sioux Falls Downtown is really giving with the hope that we will match their enthusiasm and support the very worth cause! Last year they were able to present “First Book – Sioux Falls” with $4,700 it would be nice to present an even bigger check to NAMI – Sioux Falls as they continue their mission. Be sure to keep your eye out for the amazing discounts offered in the Downtown Gives coupon book and provide assistance to a great cause all at the same time! Learn more about Sioux Falls Downtown Gives here!