Recap: Volunteering for Feeding South Dakota

A couple weeks ago, the Sampson House had an amazing opportunity to volunteer our time with Feeding South Dakota. This is an amazing organization that helps to feed the population of SD through programs such as the Food Bank, Food Pantry, Mobile Food Pantry, Commodity Distribution, and numerous child hunger programs.

Specifically, we helped with helped with their BackPack Program. This is a program that provides at-risk school aged children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food during weekends and holidays when school is not in session. Nearly 5,000 packages of food are distributed weekly to hungry children, who otherwise would not have food, all across SD through the BackPack Program. We helped to unpack cans and boxes that then went onto an assembly line and into BackPacks that feed students all across South Dakota.

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To donate, volunteer your time, or learn more about Feeding South Dakota, visit their website at: https://feedingsouthdakota.org/how-to-help/

The intern: Meet, Miranda!

We have a new face in the office! Miranda is our Summer/Fall Digital Media Coordinator Intern. She has a knack for creative writing and a keen talent for project juggling! We’re excited to have her bubbly personality around for the next two semesters!

Name: Miranda Nagel

College: South Dakota State University

Major: Advertising and Marketing

Birthday: August 27th 

What projects are you working on at The Sampson House?

The main thing I’m focusing on at the moment is building and growing TSH internal socials as well as working with some pretty cool clients like Rebecca Scott Designs and Ammunition Wines.

What do you spend your time doing when you’re not working on TSH?

When I’m not doing school work, or something for one of the many extra curriculars I’m involved in on campus like being on executive boards for Advertising Club and L&F Association, working at The Collegian, or attending events for my sorority, I love to just chill with my friends, go to the gym or shopping, I’m a shopaholic so I’m constantly online shopping. 

Favorite social media platform?

Twitter for sure, I could scroll for hours. 

What are you reading right now?

Girl Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. 10/10 would recommend, she has a way with words that is very inspiring and motivating. 

What is your ideal weekend?

Probably going out with my friends one night and then staying in and relaxing the next, balance is key. 

What app could you not live without?

Spotify, a world without music is one I don’t want to experience. 

What’s your go-to coffee beverage?

Cold Brew with a splash of almond milk and vanilla or if I’m feeling like a need some pep in my step, I can always count on an iced vanilla latte with an extra shot of espresso to get the job done.

When did you develop an interest in marketing? 

I always knew I had a love for business and that I wanted to do something in the industry but my love for marketing specifically was sparked during my sophomore year of college when I joined my sorority and began marketing events and designing graphics. I love that marketing gives me the ability to be creative while also being strategic and seeing the process of a project develop from start to finish is super rewarding. 

What drew you to The Sampson House?

I think the first thing that drew me to TSH was how different they are from any other agency in Sioux Falls. I love the unique look and feel of the content they create and how close knit the team is, is definitely a plus!

Favorite way to blow off steam?

There’s nothing a face mask and a glass of wine can’t solve, but a good nap or a trip to Target also gets the job done.

If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be and what would you order?

One of my favorite people in the world is Chance the Rapper so probably him, and I’d order a Moscow mule and pepperoni flatbread pizza.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

A bit of hard work and dedication will take you a long way. -My dad

What’s your favorite thing about your internship?

My favorite thing about this internship is that no two days are ever the same. I love that I get to be creative and work with some super talented people in a beautiful environment. 

What’s your ultimate bucket-list travel destination?

Bora-Bora, with any luck I’ll find Kim Kardashians earring in ocean while I’m there. 

Favorite restaurant?

Chevy’s, Mexican food is my guilty pleasure. Or Mackenzie River (try the cowboy nachos with pulled pork, you’ll thank me later.)

3 interesting things about you:

  1. I’ve had braces for six years, yes you read that right, six. 

  2. I had a YouTube channel in middle school with my best friend and one of our videos has over 100,000 views. 

  3. I’m and Makeup and Skincare fanatic, I love trying new things and playing around with products.

What are you currently listening to on your playlist?

A mix of jams featuring artists such as Tame Impala, Mac Miller, and Billie Eilish among many others. 

Current Favorites- “GONE, GONE / THANK YOU” by Tyler, The Creator, “Juice” by Lizzo, and “Reboot” by Kami ft Chance the Rapper & Joey Purp.

Go-to show on Netflix?

New girl, I could watch it over and over and still find it hilarious.

Favorite pop artist?

Ariana Grande or Rihanna. 

Ultimate dream career?

Marketing in Fashion for a high-end brand. I’d also love to have my own clothing brand, being able to incorporate both business and fashion in a job, doesn’t sound much like work to me. 

What do you bring to the table here at TSH?

I think my passion and drive for success is something great I bring to the table here at TSH, as well as my independence and motivation to get work done. Oh, and I’d like to think that I bring a little bit of humor to anywhere I go.


Follow Miranda at: instagram.com/miranda_nagel

Recap: Hungry for Truth, Farm to Fork Dinner

This month we had the pleasure of taking part in our client’s, Hungry for Truth, 4th annual Farm to Fork dinner! This is an event that brings farmers and consumers together and gets the conversation started about local food and how it’s grown and raised. The event took place on a beautiful summer evening at the Meadows Barn located at the Country Apple Orchard near Harrisburg, and was nothing less than spectacular! Our team put in work for the event, from the design of invites, menus, programs and hors d'oeuvre tags to photography, video production and social media coverage on the night of the event. Here’s a glimpse into what the evening looked like!

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