The Depot Outlet in Decorah donated a total of $108,221 to nonprofit groups in 2013.
Recipients and their projects include: Turkey Valley Comm. School, new preschool playground, $2,000;
South Winn Elementary School, Project Piece - helping students in need, $1,000; St. Benedict Catholic School, replace desks, $2,000; Winneshiek County Public Health, anniversary banquet dinner, $1,000; Calmar Lutheran Church, backpack program at South Winneshiek and Turkey Valley, $2,000.
Northern Lights, development of CD, $2,000; Our Lady of Seven Dolors, new blinds and round tables, $2,000; ArtHaus, tuition assistance, $2,000; Castalia Community Fire Service, update worn out hand tools, $2,000; City of Calmar Municipal Swimming Pool, replace worn and broken safety/rescue equipment $1,000.
American Legion Auxiliary No. 266, send two girls to girl state, $1,000; St. John's Catholic Church: Light of Christ Religious Education Program, send students to Catholic Heart Workcamp in St. Louis, Mo., $2,000; Castalia Tractor Days, purchase a portable sound system, $850; Decorah Lutheran Church, food for the food pantry and quilting supplies, $2,000; Trails from Freeport, connecting Freeport to Trout Run Trail, $2,000; American Cancer Society Winn. Co. Unit, Daffodil Days and T-shirts for Relay for Life, $2,000;
Thunder Rode, therapeutic horseback riding program, $2,000; Humane Society of Northeast Iowa, spay/neuter program, $1,000; Decorah High School, work experience program, $2,000; City of Fort Atkinson, new doors at community center, $1,500; St. John's Lutheran Church, new roof, $2,000; VFW No. 1977, new water heater, $2,000.
Winneshiek Medical Center Foundation, comfort items for cancer resource center, $1,700; Decorah Chorale, sheet music and pay accompanist, $2,000; City of Jackson Junction, replace handicap-accessible ramp at City Hall, $2,000; NE Iowa Montessori School, tuition assistance, $1,500; Decorah Fire Department, purchase a fire extinguisher trainer, $1,500; Senior Citizens Hospitality Center, repaving alleyway, $634; NICC Foundation, send two student vets to Washington, DC, $2,000; Bily Clocks Museum, new cabinets, $1,200; Hauge Lutheran Church, roof repair, $2,000; Frankville Community Presbyterian Church, repair water damaged basement, $2,000; Aase Haugen Homes, music department, $1,500; Pepperfield Project, help Decorah families begin home gardens, $500; First Lutheran Church, Celebrate Recovery, $1,000; St. Francis De Sales School, install security system, $2,000; Porter House Museum, textile storage boxes, storage for glass photographic plates, rug protection runners, $2,000; North Winneshiek School, interactive smartboard for classroom, $2,000.
City of Decorah Low-Rent Housing Agency, new computer, printer/copier, $1,500; Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum, fix retaining wall on Southeast corner of museum, $2,000; American Red Cross Tri-States, assisting local disaster victims who experienced fire and floods in Winneshiek County; $2,000;
Brockman Legion Aux. No. 503, new town clock, $2,000; CFSR, send students to National Catholic Youth Conference, $2,000; Greenwood Centennial Cemetery, repair headstones, $2,000; Eastern Star Nursing Home, bingo and musical entertainment, $2,000; City of Ossian, new LED sign, $2,000; Hesper Lutheran Church, basement remodeling, $2,000; Stone Ridge Community Church, update sound system, $2,000;
Winneshiek County I.O.O.F., new upstairs windows, $2,000; Springfield Lutheran Church, update sound system, $1,800; Greater Area Food Pantry, back-to-school supplies/backpack program, $2,000; Luren Singing Society, new cooler for fair food stand, $1,900; Oneota Film Festival, bring guest film producer to the 2014 festival, $2,000; St. Aloysius Catholic Church, purchase new roasters, $835; Winneshiek Co. Habitat for Humanity, purchase air exchanger for Ridgeway house, $2,000; Helping Services for NE Iowa, Purchase Santa, Mrs. Claus and elf costumes, $1,300.
Bingo reimbursements: reimburse churches for doing bingo at Winneshiek County nursing homes, $4,600; DOLR Program, $1 off each taxi ride for persons with disabilities, $5,000; rental hall donation, $50; post-prom donations, $750; vouchers issued to the Depot for those in need, $1,602.