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caring for our own

Each year, Benefis departments are asked to come up with a creative/fun basket to raffle. Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets are used to support the Caring For Our Own fund, which provides financial assistance to Benefis employees and volunteers who are experiencing an unexpected or unavoidable crisis or emergency.

Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, November 15th and end on Thursday, December 16th, with the drawings on Friday, December 17th.

Ticket prices:

  • $1.00 each
  • 10 for $5.00
  • 25 for $10.00

I am touched by the gift from your fund. The burden is less now that I don’t have to worry about how I’m going to pay for travel expenses in order to be with my ill daughter.”

–Benefis Employee

caring for our own basket

Last year, the 516 donors to Caring For Our Own helped 130 employees with $108,431 in assistance. These donors helped employees through pregnancy loss and a parent's medical care out of state. They helped fellow employees travel to Mayo Clinic for treatment and to Salt Lake City for cancer operations. They helped an employee whose infant was hospitalized, and another who was in a car wreck. They eased the way for an overwhelmed single mom.

Some baskets from last year to give you an idea of what you could win!

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Campfire Christmas
  • Chocolate Lovers
  • Christmas Comfort
  • COVID Relief for GF Small Businesses
  • Cozy by the Fire
  • Family Night
  • Gift Card Tree
  • Money Tree
  • Eat Your Greens (bowl of cash!)
  • Montana Road Trip
  • Red, White, and Wine
  • The Mountains are Calling
  • Summer Fun
  • Snuggle Up and Read
  • Quarantine Essentials
  • Italian Dinner
  • Bobcat & Griz baskets
  • ...and many more!

Tickets may be purchased online via payroll deduct or debit card. You will also have the option to purchase tickets in-person at designated locations/campuses like, Human Resources, Gift Shops, and CFOO Committee Members. When you buy raffle tickets, you are buying them for ANY basket – we will be drawing the winners for each basket on the afternoon of Friday, December 17th.

While my wife and I have been privileged to donate to the Caring for Our Own fund for several years, the funds in turn helped to augment the cost of our family’s illness and hospital stays. We know that this fund does help those in need.”

–Benefis Employee