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South Dakota CARES – LSS Day of Giving

In May 1921, an open house and donation day marked the opening of the House of Mercy, the first service offered at Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota.

Today, we continue this tradition and vision with South Dakota CARES, a statewide, online and in-person event designed to bring all South Dakotans together simultaneously to support services critical to our communities.

Together, we can make a greater impact than any one of us can make on our own. Together, we can change the lives of South Dakotans in need—individuals of all ages and faiths, families of all kinds, and communities of all sizes.

Join us during the annual LSS Day of Giving to celebrate the impact LSS has had on the community since that day in May 1921.

May 11-12, 2022

Every dollar donated during South Dakota CARES will be matched! Learn more about matches, challenges, client success stories, staff passions to serve the community and how you can help by visiting

Want to chat about ways you can get involved, sponsor or host a match or challenge?  Email us.