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Commissary contest win supports installation CYSS program

By Rob Schuette, The Real McCoy Staff

Youth in the Fort McCoy Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) program will get additional educational aids to support their learning activities with the donation of more than 24,000 Campbell’s certificate points.

Photo: Members of the Fort McCoy Commissary and Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) staff pose with the Campbell’s certificate points the Commissary won in a contest and donated to CYSS. From left to right (front row) are Dana Storkel and Chelsea Doyle, CYSS: (back row) Jessica Pfaff, Commissary, Cincotta Faye, Steph Preston and Cori Yahnke, CYSS, and Steve Brown, Fort McCoy Commissary store manager. (Photo by Jobi Spolum)
Members of the Fort McCoy Commissary and Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) staff pose with the Campbell’s certificate points the Commissary won in a contest and donated to CYSS. From left to right (front row) are Dana Storkel and Chelsea Doyle, CYSS: (back row) Jessica Pfaff, Commissary, Cincotta Faye, Steph Preston and Cori Yahnke, CYSS, and Steve Brown, Fort McCoy Commissary store manager. (Photo by Jobi Spolum)

The Fort McCoy Commissary won the certificate points through a Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) contest, said Jessica Pfaff of the Fort McCoy Commissary.

The contest consisted of making a display (submitting a photo) and increased percentage sales of Campbell’s (soup) and Pepperidge Farm (Goldfish cracker) products during the two-week contest period. Pfaff said the Commissary won its sales band (size) category.

"We enter several similar DeCA contests throughout the year," Pfaff said. "We haven’t won in this contest before, but we have won other contests. We like to do whatever we can to support the (CYSS) program and give back, whenever we can, to the community, in general."

Several months ago, the Commissary also donated paper plates to CYSS to allow the youth to decorate them and display them for Halloween, she said.

Chelsea Doyle of the CYSS staff said the program was very appreciative to get the donated certificate points.

"We had to submit the certificates by December 31 to get the points," Doyle said. "We are deciding what types of items to get, and getting input from the youths who range in age from day care to middle school."

The CYSS program accepts donations of eligible Campbell’s products year-round. Doyle said eligible products for redemption, include UPCs from soup labels, beverage caps and bonus certificate points.


"We like to do whatever we can to support the (CYSS) program ..."

Jessica Pfaff,
Fort McCoy Commissary

If personnel are unsure what part of the soup labels to donate, they should donate the entire label, Doyle said. Members of the CYSS 4-H Torch Club will cut out the appropriate UPC portion of the labels and, with Doyle’s help, address them to get the points credited for redemption.

These products can be brought to basket collection points at the Child Development Center, building 1747, at School Age Services, building 1751, or at the Directorate of Human Resources and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, building 2187. Eligible items also can be sent via interpost mail to the SAS building, attention "Chelsea."

Some of the items that can be obtained from the program include art, classroom accessories, computers and software, video and DVDs, etc., Doyle said.

"This was a wonderful holiday gift to get these certificate points," she said. "It will get us a lot of educational items. They definitely will enrich the educational portion of our program."

For more information about the program in the Fort McCoy community, call (608) 388-4373 or go to the Web site http://www.campbellsoup.com/default.aspx.

 

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