Hitch Halo is our giveback program. We LOVE giving back to the community of Brookings, South Dakota that has supported us! Here are just a few of the community service programs we’ve supported:


Hitch Studio donated over 300 food/hygiene items to those in our community who need them most. Click here to visit their site.

Hitch Studio donated and built 15 beds for children who need a place to sleep in our community. Because as their motto says, “No kid sleeps on the floor in our town!” Click here to visit their site.

Hitch Studio donated many toys around Christmas to this wonderful cause. Click here to visit their site.

Hitch Studio coordinated 22 vendors here in South Dakota who gifted a couple a wedding worth $33,000 of donated services. This couple had their wedding canceled due to COVID and won among 54 entries.” Read the story here. See the news coverage here!

Hitch Studio donated to The 437 Project to support an individual runner who is running 437 miles across the State of South Dakota for the Helpline Center, supporting mental health and suicide prevention in our beloved state.  

Learn More about the 437 Project

  • Children’s Museum community project
  • Renee Bauman, CEO at Hitch Studio is also involved with a Masterminds group of five entrepreneurs, the Area Development Corporation Board, and is a founding member of the Downtown Brookings Board. She graduated from the Dakota Rising Fellowship program, is a Goldman Sachs scholar — and in past years, has  served on the Brookings Chamber of Commerce Board, Women In Leadership (WIL) board, and taught at SDSU. The list keeps growing each year!
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