DISTek Donates to Eye of the Needle

Monday, August 27, 2012

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Over $700 Raised by DISTek Employees to Help Worthy Cause

Cedar Falls, Iowa (August 27, 2012) – In mid-August, several DISTek® Integration, Inc., employees and their families met at a local pizzeria to participate in Pizza Ranch Tip Night Fundraising. By busing tables and assisting guests, DISTek received all of the tips plus a percentage of sales from the evening.  Additional money was raised in the same week when DISTek hosted their monthly “Casual for a Cause Friday” and identified Eye of the Needle, as the recipient for both fundraisers. Eye of the Needle is a social services organization located in Waterloo, Iowa that provides social care solutions ranging from household items to furniture to uniforms for work and school.

Nick Elliott, DISTek Sales Manager and coordinator for this event, was pleased to present a check for more than $700 to the organization. “As part of our 20-year anniversary celebration, employees have been encouraged to champion an event or cause with other employees helping out both physically and financially.  I knew our team and our company could help raise a lot of money”, said Elliott.

When presented with the check, Patricia King of Eye of the Needle was quite thankful, saying, “I really, really appreciate this donation.  This will allow us to kick off a laundry voucher program, provide bus tickets for folks needing a ride, as well as get some new school uniforms.”

Elliott drew on DISTek’s recently announced 20-4-20 campaign as the basis for suggesting this employee function. “The idea behind 20-4-20 is simply that DISTek will participate in 20 community related events or functions during our 20th year in business”, said Bob Theisen, Planning Committee Chairman at DISTek.  “All of us here at DISTek have a lot to be thankful for and we think it is important to share our good fortune within the communities in which we live and work”, Theisen continued.

About Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle is a dependable source for social services in the Waterloo, IA area. From clothing to furniture, Eye of the Needle offers various items at no cost and guarantees complete social care solutions for the entire community.  Location and contact information can be found at http://eyeoftheneedleia.com.

About DISTek

DISTek Integration, Inc., founded in 1992, is an embedded software services provider specializing in off-highway vehicle systems. DISTek specializes in providing full software development services from design concept through to system integration and test. DISTek has over 90 employees, the majority of whom are Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineers. DISTek is employee owned, is headquartered in Carthage, IL, and has its main operations office located in Cedar Falls IA. DISTek can be found on the web at www.DISTek.com.

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