Spreading Christmas Cheer With Soybeans

Inside Dakota Ag

The North Dakota Soybean Council donates stuffed animals made from Soysilk, a soybean fiber, to children in area hospitals.

Published on: December 20, 2013

North Dakota soybean farmers are in the Christmas mood. The North Dakota Soybean Council donated more than 200 SoySilk Plush Pals to children in Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks, N.D., hospitals this week.

Plush Pals are stuffed animals made from SoySilk – a brand of fiber made from the waste produced during the manufacture of tofu from soybeans.

“Tis the season of generosity and the North Dakota Soybean Council wanted to take the opportunity to brighten the holidays for young ones in the hospital this time of year,” says Suzanne Wolf, Communications Director of the North Dakota Soybean Council. “These adorable SoySilk Plush Pals make perfect gifts, and also provide a reminder to North Dakotans of the importance of the soybean industry to this state as the second leading crop in North Dakota.”

North Dakota soybean farmers are in the Christmas mood. The North Dakota Soybean Council donated more than 200 SoySilk Plush Pals to children in Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks, N.D., hospital this week.
North Dakota soybean farmers are in the Christmas mood. The North Dakota Soybean Council donated more than 200 SoySilk Plush Pals to children in Fargo, Bismarck and Grand Forks, N.D., hospital this week.

Along with Santa Claus, NDSC visited Sanford Health and Essentia Health in Fargo Dec. 18 to deliver the Plush Pals.

“A special thank you to Scott Sinner, husband of NDSC’s Director of Marketing Stephanie Sinner, for playing the part of Santa Clause during our visits to Fargo hospitals,” Wolf says, “and to our own NDSC Manager of Business and Administrative Services Molly Fern for being his elf. It’s definitely a special and heartwarming afternoon visiting with young patients.”

The North Dakota Soybean Council and Santa Clause were able to make personal donations of SoySilk Plush Pals to NICU babies at Essentia Health on Dec. 18
The North Dakota Soybean Council and Santa Clause were able to make personal donations of SoySilk Plush Pals to NICU babies at Essentia Health on Dec. 18
Santa distributed SoySilk Plush Pals to children and babies at Sanford Health in Fargo Dec. 18 courtesy of the North Dakota Soybean Council
Santa distributed SoySilk Plush Pals to children and babies at Sanford Health in Fargo Dec. 18 courtesy of the North Dakota Soybean Council