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Two Charities Need Your Support Now More Than Ever

As the American Red Cross is experiencing a severe blood shortage and Homeward Animal Shelter has an influx of animals, they need your help now more than ever before. Homeward Animal Shelter in Great Need of Fosters Do you have room in your home to add a fur-ever friend? If so, consider supporting Homeward Animal Shelter, […]

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A Nonprofit Greatly Impacting Health in Our Region

On May 11, a fire tore through a South Fargo strip mall, putting all GiGi’s Playhouse services on hold indefinitely. What stood as North Dakota’s only Down Syndrome Achievement Center has been reduced to practically nothing. The facility was a second home to people of all ages with Down syndrome and their families. It was […]

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Together, We Can Rebuild GiGi’s Playhouse!

As the first Down syndrome Achievement Center in North Dakota, GiGi’s Playhouse Fargo has provided free educational and therapeutic programs to individuals with Down syndrome from birth to adulthood since 2015. Not only has this nonprofit changed the way the world views Down syndrome, but they’ve also become a vital resource to our region’s quality […]

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Giving Hearts Day 2021 Awards!

We are so excited to announce the Giving Hearts Day 2021 Award winners! We are grateful for all charities who participated in the 24-hour giving event this year and the thousands of donors who stepped up to support their mission, transforming many lives across the region. Below is a comprehensive list of all the charity […]

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Experiencing the Power of Unity

Not much rivals the tranquility of life in a small town. The farming community of Langdon, North Dakota knows that firsthand. This town of about 2,000 people experienced the power of unity this Giving Hearts Day. Carrie Hope is the principal of St. Alphonsus School in Langdon, a school that is near to her heart. […]

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Goal Launched to Become the Most Generous Region by 2025

           Mission of Giving Hearts Day expanded to champion volunteerism and donation of goods To achieve the goal, Fargo-based Dakota Medical Foundation (DMF) believes our region can become No. 1 for volunteerism and Giving Hearts Day can become the No. 1 giving day in the nation. Giving Hearts Day is currently […]

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Helping Little Warriors Overcome Big Battles

What first started as a concept for Janna Westerholm to help her son, Henrik, as he underwent treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in 2017, quickly transpired into providing hope for many more families across the region. Founder of Henrik’s Heroes, Westerholm reflects on the moment her son was diagnosed and the overwhelming emotions she […]

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Transitioning from Homelessness into Housing

What first began as a relaxing lakeside vacation with an inspirational book in-hand, quickly transpired into a desire to change the lives of many families transitioning from homelessness into housing across the Fargo-Moorhead area. Down Home Co-Founder and Director Jenessa Fillipi knew God was calling her to live out a mission to empower lives one […]

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DMF Honors Charities for Giving Hearts Day Success

Dakota Medical Foundation announces an official total of $10,692,653 raised through Giving Hearts Day. In celebrations held recently in Fargo and Bismarck, charities were recognized for success in fundraising, marketing and general excellence.

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Generosity of Local Donors Shatters Giving Hearts Day Records

The Giving Hearts Day fundraising event held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, raised $13.2 million through 63,635 donations. Final figures indicate 28,044 Giving Hearts donated, approximately 6,300 more than in 2017.

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Giving Hearts Day Announces Top Fundraising Charities

The Giving Hearts Day fundraising event held Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, raised a preliminary figure of $13,122,400 through 63,586 donations. Unaudited figures indicate 28,044 Giving Hearts donated, approximately 6,300 more than in 2017. Official giving statistics and details will be released after all data is verified.

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