KDLT Cares

Trick Or Treating For Charity

SF kids ask for non-perishable items instead of candy to donate them to Feeding SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – While most kids were asking for candy this Halloween, another group took a different spin on this tradition, asking their neighbors for non-perishable food items. And it wasn’t to spare them from cavities. In Jack Hilgenberg’s trick or treat bag, or wagon, you won’t find Snickers, Nerds or Twizzlers, instead, cereal and canned food. “I love…

ACS ‘Pink Party’ Raises $30,000 For Breast Cancer Research

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The American Cancer Society held a special event Friday night geared toward helping people battle breast cancer. But it wasn’t an ordinary event; those who participated in the ‘Pink Party’ were put to the test. To help raise money, nearly 50 women worked together in groups to pull a 26,000 lb. concrete mixer. Including a KDLT…

Golf Tournament Expected To Raise More Than $20,000 For Cancer

Willow Run Golf Course is hosting the third annual 'Birdies and Bogeys for Val' tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. –  It’s an illness many can unfortunately relate to these days; cancer. And the Executive Director of the South Dakota Golf Association is no exception. Wade Merry lost someone very close to him two years ago. While that battle may be over, he’s not done fighting. “We really don’t want anybody else to go through what we…

KDLT Coats for All Enters 30th Year!

The annual coat drive aims to provide warm attire for those in need

  KDLT- TV, along with Billion Auto, Results Radio and Shipley’s Garment Spa are teaming up with The Salvation Army to help make the winter season a little warmer for those in need. This year marks the 30th annual “Coats for All” coat drive campaign. Please join us and donate your new or gently-used coats, hats, gloves and other winter…

Tea Family Giving Bikes To Foster Families Through Triathlon Wins

TEA, S.D. – In a triathlon athletes are tasked with swimming, bicycling and running a variety of distances back to back. It can be grueling for adults, let alone kids. But one Tea family took on 7 youth triathlons this summer. While the sport is individual based, the siblings weren’t competing for themselves. They were competing for others in need….

LifeScape And Dairy Queen To Host ‘Livin’ It Up For LifeScape’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- LifeScape is inviting the public to their Livin’ It Up for LifeScape event on August 17 to help fund their mission to empower people living with disabilities. The carnival event will be at Dairy Queen on Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 17. Jill Willard with Dairy Queen says they’re always happy to…

‘Operation Addy’ In Need Of Donors, Could Face Closure In September

UPDATE: A GoFundMe page has been created. Find it here: https://www.gofundme.com/save-operation-addy-sd-nonprofit LENNOX, S.D. – A string of unfortunate events has left a local nonprofit scrambling. For eight years Operation Addy has provided everyday items, like diapers and clothing, to those in need. But now, a major donor has pulled out from the group, and the head of the organization doesn’t…

Stiegelmeiers Matching Feeding South Dakota’s Donations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Feeding South Dakota says more than 5,000 kids in South Dakota deal with food insecurity. That’s why South Dakota State’s Football coach and his wife have teamed up with the nonprofit to fight child hunger. John and Laurie Stiegelmeier are matching people’s donations until the end of the month. The couple says they already give on…

Small Town Parade Brings in Big Crowd

Lennox Parade Continues to Grow

A record number of people showed up to watch the Lennox 4th of July Parade on Tuesday. KDLT teamed up with the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota to walk in the parade and hand out candy and stickers. It’s a big responsibility. We dressed up a KDLT news car in purple and took Go-Pro footage at the event to give…

United Way’s “Kidstop” Program Aims To Prevent The “Summer Slide”

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The “summer slide” is a growing concern for parents across the Sioux Empire, but we caught up with a group today that’s helping kids maintain the skills they learn all school year throughout the summer months. Kidstop, supported by the United Way, is a free after school summer program for low-income kids. The program includes lunch…

Sanford Children’s Hospital Holds Free Summer Camp For Children Battling Cancer/Survivors

WATERTOWN, S.D.- From tubing to shooting paintball guns, 55 children are having the time of their lives in Watertown. They’re at a free summer camp that’s unlike many others. It’s for kids battling cancer and those who’ve survived the disease. Katie Henry can’t seem to hold back her smile. She’s been waiting quite some time to go to summer camp…