Gratitude on Repeat

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At Leighton Media, our passion to serve, connect, and celebrate our communities has been at the core of how we do business since we began our journey in 1963.
In 2017, we decided to bring our passion for the community into light, in a new way, through a campaign called "Gratitude on Repeat." Gratitude on Repeat is a give back advertising campaign where the communities we serve each award an area nonprofit a free advertising campaign including: a client Discovery Session, up to three written and produced radio ads and a 13-week, 21 ad per week, advertising schedule.
As we grow as a company, and the years tick on, we're motivated and moved by the impact Gratitude on Repeat is making for the winning nonprofits and the individuals these organizations serve.
Below are the recipients of Gratitude on Repeat, across years. Their stories are inspiring, and their work is simply remarkable.


historical winners


Stevens Community Medical Center - Alexandria
Dreams for Kids, Perham - Detroit Lakes
Ottertail County Sheriff Posse - Fergus Falls
The Santa Claus Girls - Grand Forks
Tri-County Humane Society - St. Cloud
Winona Area Public Schools Foundation - Winona


Alexandria Area YMCA - Alexandria
Cornerstone Community and Youth Center - Detroit Lakes
Someplace Safe - Fergus Falls
United Way of Grand Forks - Grand Forks
Ruff Start Rescue - St. Cloud
Home and Community Options - Winona


Let's Go Fishing - Alexandria Chapter - Alexandria
Marshmallow Animal Shelter - Detroit Lakes
Habitat for Humanity - Fergus Falls
Hope Coalition - Grand Forks
Let's Go Fishing - Paynesville Chapter - St. Cloud
Storm Trail Race Series - Winona


Love Inc. - Alexandria
Lakes Area Kinship - Detroit Lakes
Fergus Falls Senior Center - Fergus Falls
J and H Nunn Sports Foundation - Grand Forks
Central MN Mental Health Center - St. Cloud
Winona Family YMCA - Winona


Lend a Hand Up - Detroit Lakes
Otter Cove Children’s Museum - Fergus Falls
Journey Home Animal Rescue - Grand Forks
Quiet Oaks Hospice House - St. Cloud
Habitat for Humanity Winona-Filmore Counties - Winona


Tobacco Harm Reduction 4 Life - Detroit Lakes
Humane Society of Otter Tail County - Fergus Falls
Grand Forks Senior Center - Grand Forks
Ruff Start Rescue - St. Cloud
Ready Set School - Winona


Indy Foundation - St. Cloud


Words of Gratitude from our Recipients

I was honored and elated to hear that Lakes Crisis & Resource Center’s Kinship program was the recipient of the Gratitude on Repeat marketing campaign.  Kinship is a vital program supporting children in our community by providing caring adult mentors to befriend and empower children in our community.  Because of this award, we are able to share the value of this program, the need for volunteers, and the successes we experienced with Leighton’s audience.

We received a new member application from an individual who heard one of our ads and included the following information in her application:
I toured the Lakes Crisis & Resource building about two years ago and was introduced to the Kinship program.  I was interested in it, but never applied.  I was driving home today and the ad came across the radio and I felt this big wave of emotion that I needed to do this.  I know I can be a supportive person in a child’s life……”

Anna Sellin
Executive Director, Lakes Crisis & Resource Center


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