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Giving Incentives:
  • Funday Mondays: Each time you give on a Monday, your name is entered to win $100 to put toward an FM Area Caring Catalog nonprofit of your choice.
  • #GivingTuesday: When you give on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday, November 27) you will be put into a drawing. One person will receive $500 to put toward an FM Area Caring Catalog nonprofit of their choice. #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
  • $25 Gift Cards: We will be doing drawings throughout the next six weeks for $25 gift cards to local businesses to promote Give Local, Shop Local.
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Grant Requests

Basic Human Needs

American Red Cross - Dakotas Region
Home Fire Campaign: Preparedness and Relief Efforts
American Red Cross disaster teams respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether it is a fire, flood, tornado, or other life-changing event, help is provided in the form of food, clothing, safe lodging, and short term financial assistance. In times of suffering, a Red Cross staff member or volunteer is there to offer comfort and immediate help. Last year alone, we responded to 476 disasters in the Dakotas Region, the majority of which were home fires, and assisted 1,476 individuals affected by these disasters.

Volunteers, staff and our community partners also work with local fire departments to go door-to-door installing and testing smoke alarms, completing home safety checklists and helping families develop escape plans. This past year, we served 3,246 individuals through our Home Fire Campaign preparedness initiatives. Currently, we have a goal of making 1,733 homes safer by installing 4,121 smoke alarms, distributing 1,200 educational material packets, and replacing 250 smoke alarm batteries within this coming year.

You can help turn stories of loss into stories of resiliency and hope by making a gift in support of our Home Fire Campaign preparedness and relief efforts. Your gift can help provide:

- Blankets for five people ($25)
- One day of food and shelter for a family of four ($200)
- Preparedness program and educational materials for 500 homes ($254)
- Thirty-six smoke alarms for installation in local homes ($400)
- Financial assistance for a family impacted by a home fire ($600)
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Catholic Charities North Dakota
Charity Care
What would you do if someone was crying on the phone needing help and not knowing where else to turn to? Often they have already tried to get help at many other agencies only to find out that those places were unable to help them. It is so disheartening when we have spent our resources for charity care and still have 3 weeks left in the month!

Your small gift can provide someone a big lift. A minimum gift of just $10 can support a new mom with baby wipes, bottles, or other needed items. A gift of $35-$45 could buy a city bus pass or gas to get to a new job to go to a medical appointment, or provide someone fearing for her safety or needing to stay in contact with family a prepaid cell phone card. A donation of $60 could supply a new mom with a month of diapers or 2 cans of formula. Donating $100 or more can help someone keep their heat or water from being turned off.

So often people need a kind helping hand, just someone to show they care. Guided by our values, Catholic Charities North Dakota serves people in need and advocates for the common good of all. Our programs are open to people of all faiths who are in need. If you want to be a part of providing hope to others please donate now – thank you!
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5,000.00
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0.00
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CCRI - Creative Care for Reaching Independence
Build for the Guys
Lane, David, Greg and Brad have lived together for the past 10 years. David and Lane even went to elementary school together. This group of four are family. Like brothers, they tease one another, laugh at each other's jokes and occasionally bicker over who gets to ride in the front seat. Now age is affecting their mobility and our ability to keep them together is at risk in their current home.

Rather than looking at options where they would have to split up, we have decided to find a way to keep them together.

Considering the lack of accessible housing in our community and the urgency to accommodate the guys' changing needs, we are building them a new, accessible home to live in, as a family. The new home will be free of stairs, have an open floor-plan, and will have the accommodations they need to last their lifetime. There will even be a walk-in bathtub so Brad can "soak his bones" something he is unable to do in his current home. Your gift today will help us purchase a walk-in tub, roll-in shower and an accessible toilet.

The community has come together in a powerful way to make this dream a reality- it's a big project, and we can't wait for you to be a part of it!
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Christian Adoption Services
Adoption Scholarships for Families
How many times have you heard the phrase, "Adoption is so expensive"? Without financial strain, how many more couples would consider growing their family through adoption? Christian Adoption Services has many applicants who are not wealthy, who long to provide a loving home to a child whose birth parents are not ready or able to parent.

Help children be matched with their forever family by providing $500-$1,000 scholarships to couples who are home study approved and ready to adopt. Couples are chosen based on need.

Your investment of $100 allows families to owe less in placement fees so they can purchase the items needed to bring baby home.
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4,000.00
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0.00
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Churches United for the Homeless
A Place to Call Home Mosaic
Last year, people from the community, shelter and local artists came together to create a 4x8 mosaic for the worship center inside of Churches United for the Homeless. This created more than art, they created friendships. Shelter residents said, "The art project gave me something to look forward to each week. The friendships I made lasted longer than the project. These are the people who got me through my stay at the shelter. I can't wait to start the next project." It was so successful, the group is indeed starting another project! This piece of art is going into the reception area of Bright Sky Apartments. It will again be created by community members, local artists and families who live at the apartment complex.

Your support will go towards art supplies, tools, and glass to complete the project.
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3,500.00
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0.00
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Down Home
The Empower Up program empowers lives and turns an empty space into a home to embrace
Down Home's mission is to provide furnishings and decor for families and individuals transitioning from homelessness into permanent housing. Our deeper purpose is to turn an empty space into a place to embrace, breathe, feel safe and secure, and empower families and individuals to dream big, be determined to succeed, be involved in community, and break the cycle of homelessness.

Down Home has partnered with Upstream Growth Consultants to offer a new program called Empower Up for parents and individuals who have either experienced homelessness or are at risk for homelessness. Successful completion of the 4-week Empower Up group sessions will provide two valuable resources for program participants:
1. Empowerment training and life skills
2. Furnishings and decor for their home

Additionally, it integrates empowerment/life skills group training for each participant. Down Home, in collaboration with Upstream Growth Consultants, is excited to impact and empower lives one home at a time.

Funds will be used to sponsor Empower Up Participants in our Spring 2019 program to start in February. Down Home's partnership with Upstream costs $250 per participant ($200/4 sessions + $50/materials). The additional $100 helps cover the costs of furnishing participants' homes. Each $350 gift will sponsor one individual to attend the program and receive some furnishings for their home, up to 14 total participants.
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5,000.00
Funded
55.00
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Essentia Health Fargo Foundation
Stocking the Emergency Room Clothing Closet
With nearly 100 people a day coming to the Essentia Health Emergency Department, they often need something to wear home. As we enter these winter months it is especially challenging to make sure people leave the ER with something warm to wear.

Essentia Health Fargo Foundation is called to make a healthy difference in people's lives by seeking support to provide the extra warmth and thoughtfulness to patients during a difficult time. 100% of the dollars raised by the Foundation go directly to patient focused projects. We are asking your help to stock our ER supply closet. This closet will provide clothing to patients who have lost or damaged their clothing due to an accident or injury. We keep a supply of sweatpants, sweatshirts, t-shirts and underwear at all times to ensure our patients leave warm and with a sense of dignity. Your gift will provide comfort and compassion when needed most.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Eventide
Digital Signage Project for Eventide Campuses
Communicating and sharing information to our residents is taking on a new look. Eventide staff strive to provide the best care possible using modern technology and equipment. Your donation to this project will go towards purchasing digital signage software, monitors, and kiosks. This project will enhance communication and engage our residents and visitors by sharing: daily activities and menus, special events, photos of events, birthday acknowledgements, local weather and more.

The kiosks will provide an interactive touch screen display, making it easy for residents and visitors to find what they are looking for fast. This system will also provide a digital map of the campuses highlighting the route and destination you are seeking.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Face It Together
Equip a coaching room in our Fargo center with technology.
"At Face It TOGETHER I have found strength. Knowing I could always talk to a person, and I didn't have to face my challenges alone." -A Face It TOGETHER member

Face It TOGETHER's mission is to get people with addiction and their loved ones well.
The non-profit provides effective, science-based peer coaching for those impacted by this devastating disease. Their peer coaches provide high quality practical, social and emotional support to help people navigate the challenges of addiction and stay well. Their data show that 83% of their clients haven't used since their last coaching session and 95% are more hopeful after coaching.

Your gift will help us equip a coaching room in our Fargo coaching center with technology to provide remote video coaching for people needing support in rural areas and across the state. Through the Face It TOGETHER app, members can get support wherever they are, when they need it most via video, phone, text or email.

This technology will be critical as we expand our services to include more people from all areas of the state, including those with the disease of addiction and their loved ones in the rural and frontier areas, including people living on the reservation lands.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Family HealthCare
Access to Denture Care
One of the many important goals of Family HealthCare's dental program is to improve the lives of our patients by providing access to removable prosthodontics(dentures). Our patients, whether uninsured, underinsured, or publicly insured have little or no access to denture care. Fee for service treatments or satisfaction of deductibles and co-payments are not economically viable.

Without denture care, we do not feel we are fulfilling our mission of providing quality care to every person. Lack of restorative dental care has far reaching personal and societal implications. Patients have identified low self esteem, a decreased desire for good and healthy nutrition, a loss of desire to interact with others and generally avoid public settings or formation of interpersonal relationships. A majority of patients who had dentures felt that dentures improved their appearance and confidence.

With supplemental funding, it is our desire to increase the number of dentures we can economically produce. $200 pays for the supplies and materials to make one set of dentures. In 2017, 82 of our patients were fortunate to receive dentures. Without denture care, Family HealthCare is unable to effectively provide the care individuals require for basic needs.

Your support will allow individuals to re-establish themselves with improved self esteem. Self esteem increases their ability to secure employment as well as improving their overall health.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation
Critical Needs Program~ Quietly serving, supporting, & helping
The Critical Needs Program is organized by the Fargo Public Schools Foundation to ensure that each and every student who needs help with basic needs receives support. All 23 schools in the Fargo Public School district have students who qualify for the free or reduced meal plan. This means many families are struggling to make ends meet.

These youth are often at-risk of missing many days of school or dropping out altogether. Meeting these basic needs helps support a positive learning environment, because when basic needs are not being met students are not able to focus or learn.

Your donations make an impact by supporting the following:
-Got No Milk Program (No elementary student goes without milk or juice during snack break) -
$60 will provide milk for one elementary student for the school year

-Emergency Lunch Money needs (3,100 elementary lunches provided)
$24 will provide lunch for one elementary student for two weeks
$15 will provide breakfast for one elementary student for two weeks

-Fargo North, South, Davies and Woodrow Hybrid Food Pantries (900 students helped)
On average every $33 donated will provide 20 lbs. of food and critical needs items for high school and middle school hybrid food pantries.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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First Choice Clinic
Cribs for Babies - Providing Safe Sleep Space
FirstChoice Clinic believes that it is important to offer women and men a path to become a successful parent. Through our ongoing individual and group educational classes, moms and dads can earn points to spend in our Crib Club. Many families cannot afford cribs to provide safe sleep spaces for their infants. So our clients greatly appreciate the opportunity to save their points to earn a crib for their baby. These classes empower our clients to become confident and self-sufficient parents.

A crib and mattress cost about $175. This grant would provide for 29 babies to have a new crib to have a safe sleep environment.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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HERO
A medical equipment washer to help us help others at HERO.
HERO, is a Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization collecting and redistributing donating healthcare supplies to those in need.

Cleaning a wheelchair by hand takes 20-30 minutes on average. A medical equipment washer has a 5 minute cycle and it is sanitized to medical specifications reducing the time and labor involved in cleaning items like wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, and shower chairs. This machine will be incredibly valuable to HERO and ultimately to the clients we serve here in our community.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Hospice of the Red River Valley
HRRV is an independent, not-for-profit, community-owned hospice.
The death of a loved one is one of the most stressful life changes a person can go through, whether the death is expected or not. The only certainty in life is death. It is the one universal life change that affects everyone. People cope based on the emotional and physical resources they have available, and during that delicate time is where we serve people. Hospice of the Red River Valley's bereavement services are offered, free of charge, to anyone who has lost a loved one through death, whether they utilized hospice services or not.

Our bereavement department serves a vital role in our organization, providing support to grieving individuals of all ages. Bereavement services are an entirely non-reimbursable expense; therefore, we rely heavily on donations to help us continue to provide these essential and meaningful services to our patients' loved ones and the communities we serve.

Funds raised will allow us to purchase bereavement resources for children. This includes, but is not limited to, books, weighted blankets, journals, memory books for scrapbooking and supplies for memory bears.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Lakes & Prairies Community Action Partnership
Keys to Escaping Poverty in Our Community
You can provide the keys to escaping poverty in our community. In our work to help people escape poverty, many barriers often prevent people from achieving economic success. Lack of transportation, affordable housing, child care, and training to achieve living wage employment keep families in poverty. Your donation will provide support and resources to meet the highest identified needs in our community.

-$25 allows us to create a road map to move a family from barely surviving to fully thriving.
-$40 provides one month of transportation so families can get to work.
-$100 provides scrubs, work boots or other attire required for people to get to work.
-$500 fully furnishes an apartment for a family coming out of homelessness.
-$1,000 pays for workforce development training in sought after fields that pay a life-sustaining wage.

We need your help to break the cycle of poverty. Your generosity will transform the lives of families by catapulting them forward as they work toward self-sufficiency.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota
Child-centered legal solutions for low income families.
Your donation to Kids Legal Assistance Work (KidsLAW) will ensure that low income children in Clay County receive legal help when their basic needs and safety are at risk. KidsLAW works on the legal issues that build up and enhance a child's access to basic needs that will allow them to lead productive lives.

Children are, by nature, some of the most vulnerable community members. Low income children are a particularly vulnerable because of the potential, but not inevitable, instability of their lives.

All KidsLAW cases impact a child's day-to-day stability and ultimately, the ability of children to be successful in school and in life. For example, a disabled child and her mother were saved from homelessness because a LSNM KidsLAW represented them in the eviction trial. In another case, after a contested hearing a KidsLAW attorney secured an Order for Protection for a seven-year old child that ensured safe, supervised parenting time with his abusive father until the father had received anger management counseling.

In some situations without a lawyer or legal action you simply can't resolve a problem. No child should be denied education, rendered homeless, live in fear, or be denied access to justice just because they are low income. A Minnesota Federal Judge, Miles Lord, termed legal aid "the last hope for the hopeless" and KidsLAW provides this last hope.
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5,000.00
Funded
50.00
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Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota
Restorative Justice: Ending Violence in Schools Peacefully
Hurt people hurt people. Restorative Justice ends that cycle by empowering and supporting students who have been harmed by another student with the opportunity to work through situations of conflict or bullying in a safe, structured environment. Giving the student who caused harm the opportunity to accept accountability, make amends and begin their own journey forward.

Connecting with kids and helping them navigate difficult, painful experiences can change the trajectory of lives by providing a healing process for all students impacted by hurtful words or actions. Your gift will end the cycle of hurt.
Requested
5,000.00
Funded
75.00
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Make-A-Wish Foundation of ND
Help create a life-changing wish for a child!
How much would you give to change a child's life? At Make-A-Wish, we believe a single wish can be transformative. Life for our wish kids can be scary, uncertain and overwhelming. Then a wish comes along, giving them renewed energy and strength.

A wish isn't just nice. It's necessary. As doctors work to diagnose and treat critical illnesses, many include a wish as part of the child's health journey.

Through your meaningful investment, you can transform lives, one wish at a time. Your gift combined with others can make a child's wish come true.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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New American Consortium for Wellness & Empowerment
Empowering New American Women and Girls
Imagine moving to a new country and being met with overwhelming challenges and opportunities, like going to school and choosing a career; opportunities never imagined in your original country. You can spark a woman's potential with a donation to support Empowering New American Women and Girls. We help women navigate all the possibilities for learning; language, other education opportunities, connections to support systems and network with positive mentors. New American women gain knowledge, confidence and self-reliance, enabling them to be leaders in their homes, neighborhood and our community.

Your donation will support a scholarship for a women's participation, providing education materials, childcare and transportation, plus speakers and teachers, meeting space and refreshment for seminars. The Consortium is the only agency in the FM Area providing education and training to New American women, guiding them from dependency to independence.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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New Life Center
Give the gift of Clean Clothes To Homeless Men
The New Life Center has been helping people who are homeless and hurting go from merely surviving to truly thriving since 1907. Founded as the Glad Tidings Mission, the New Life Center has evolved from an organization that primarily conducted religious services and neighborhood outreach work to a Christian multi-faceted emergency and crisis service center.

As part of our programming, we empower men to take control of their lives from filling their own resumes and finding employment to washing their own clothes. We help them be more independent every day.

The men of New Life Center need the opportunity to have clean clothes daily. We need heavy duty or commercial machines that can handle the strain of 100 men washing their clothes.

Your donation will not only give them men new reliable machines but the men at New Life Center will get to face the day in a clean clothes.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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REACH Rural Enrichment & Counseling Headquarters, Inc
REACH - Neighbors Helping Neighbors Build Strong Communities
REACH - Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters, a comprehensive service center prides itself on the quality of our services and we strive to help anyone living in our service area of Clay, West Becker or Norman Counties in Minnesota. Whether we supply our clients with food from the Emergency Food Pantry, provide their children with a food Backpack for weekends or holiday breaks from school, schedule an appointment with one of our contracted counselors, or offer emotional support through our Family Support Program, each client is treated with dignity and respect. If we are unable to provide anyone directly with what they need, we will do everything we can to connect that person with someone who can, by accessing our collaborating agency partners and resources. For the past 27 years, REACH has provided these services to rural residents giving clients access to conveniently located human services. We will continue to adapt our programs and services we offer to best meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Your gift of:
-$25 gives a holiday gift basket for a family in need this holiday season
-$20 will provide a counseling room for a day to ensure families get the support they need
-$25 feeds a family of five for three days
-$20 will provide a gas card to a REACH volunteer to transport an elderly neighbor to an appointment
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Rebuilding Together Fargo-Moorhead
Rebuilding Together's "Safe at Home Program"
Rebuilding Together's "Safe at Home" program addresses safety concerns in the homes of struggling homeowners in our community. This program assists seniors, veterans, and persons living with a disability to make critical safety repairs to their homes; repairs that prevent fall, fires, toxins and molds. Repairs can be as simple as adding grab bars to a senior's bathroom or as complex as building an accessibility ramp for an individual living with a disability and everything in between.

A donation of just $50 adds grab bars to a senior's bathroom preventing a costly and dangerous fall!
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5,000.00
Funded
100.00
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Red River Children's Advocacy Center
Helping Children and Families Impacted by Abuse.
The Red River Children's Advocacy Center (RRCAC) provides a compassionate and effective way to bring services to children victimized by abuse. Our public-private collaboration significantly reduces the trauma associated with reporting child abuse. We help coordinate care and investigation from first report to conviction and beyond, while keeping the child at the center of everything the team does.

Your donation to the Center will go toward the purchase of iPads and iTunes cards to provide games and music for children to use while they are at the Center. The iPads will also be used for assessment surveys taken by children and parents.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Red River Youth for Christ
Feeding and Celebrating Kids
At Youth for Christ, part of our mission of "Radically loving and bringing hope to teens" means serving the very real and practical needs of the students we work with. That means, feeding the hungry and celebrating the accomplishments of kids. Last year, we served over 1800 meals to the students of Woodrow Wilson High School. The staff at Woodrow told us that for many of these kids, the Wednesday meal is the only meal they will eat that day and, for many who graduate, the celebration we provide is the only celebration they will receive.

Your donation will be used to help provide lunch for kids at Woodrow Wilson High School. It will include a weekly home cooked meal, provide a Christmas dinner for the entire school, and a graduation celebration for the graduating seniors and their families. Your generosity assures kids are not going hungry, celebrated for their accomplishments and are valued and loved.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley
Share A Night Program
From now through the end of 2018, we are anticipating another 85 families to walk through our doors looking for a safe, comfortable place to rest while they focus on helping their child get better. Families are asked to pay $20 for each night of their stay if financially able to do so, although no family is turned away because of an inability to pay. In fact, nearly 90% of our families in 2017 paid nothing to stay at RMHC.

Funds received from this wish will go directly towards our Share-A-Night program to make sure that families can stay here cost-free.

Accommodation needs are a significant stressor for families of critically ill children, particularly when they are traveling far distances. The Ronald McDonald House helps to alleviate some of this stress, so families can focus on what matters most – getting their child well. There is no income requirement for families to meet in order to stay at the Ronald McDonald House; all families can benefit from the emotional support that the staff and other guest families provide.
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5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Unseen
Accelerate the Fight Against Human Trafficking
Over 40 million people are afflicted by modern slavery; 10 million are kids. All over the world, rescue organizations provide safety for all the orphans, women, and families they can, but due to financial constraints, too many are left outside their reach. Right from Fargo, Unseen vets, selects, and invests in those organizations poised for growth. With training and materials, they develop sustainable funding and are able to change more lives, one at a time. With your help, Unseen will travel to Bangkok to serve organizations at the Asia Region Anti Trafficking conference, accelerating each organization's fight against human trafficking and its root causes. By supporting Unseen's mission to maximize trustworthy rescue work, you can make it possible for more orphans, women, and families to be given hope and brighter futures.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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YWCA Cass Clay
YWCA Emergency Shelter Safe Bed Program
Imagine a woman going to work after a sleepless night wondering if she'll be awakened by violence from an abusive partner, or a child taking a test at school after sleeping in the back seat of their mom's car. Unfortunately, this is the reality for hundreds of women and children in our community every night.

YWCA Emergency Shelter is here to provide, safety, support and hope to women and children escaping violence and homelessness. YWCA Shelter is the largest serving women and children in ND and northwestern MN. On any given night, 65-75 women and children call the YWCA Shelter home. Last year alone 1,400 women and children found safety, a fresh start and a warm bed to sleep in at YWCA Shelter.

With your support, women and children escaping the dangers of domestic violence and homelessness will continue to have a safe place to lay their heads at YWCA. You can show families at YWCA kindness and offer comfort by donating to provide new beds. Your generosity will ensure that women and children have the opportunity to be well-rested for their journeys to independence.

Each $500 will purchase one twin bed with box spring, mattress and bedding. If fully funded we will be able to provide 10 new beds for women and children seeking shelter in our community
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Education

BIO Girls
Support self-worth programming for adolescent girls.
BIO Girls, which stands for 'Beautiful Inside and Out', is a 12-week program combining life-skills curriculum, mentoring and physical activity in a positive, inclusive environment. BIO Girls is proven, through independent research, to increase overall quality of life, self-esteem, emotional well-being and physical well-being of participants. Improvements in home and school life have also been documented. In 2019, BIO Girls will impact over 1,000 girls in 30 locations across the region.

Low self-esteem is an epidemic. Sixty two percent of girls suffer from low self-esteem, which leads to destructive behaviors such as disordered eating, drug and alcohol abuse, risky sexual behavior and/or self-harm. BIO Girls is on a mission to combat this epidemic by equipping participants with important skills needed to navigate adolescence gracefully and by providing a sanctuary to help girls strengthen their self-worth.

"This program has helped my daughter break out of her shell. I honestly wish this was a year-round program. My daughter suffers from depression and when it is BIO Girls season she is a whole new person. Forever grateful for BIO Girls."

Each $300 raised will cover the program costs for 1 girl, so the full amount of $5,000 will support self-worth development for approximately 17 girls in our community.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley
We provide before & after school and all day youth programs.
Our mission is to provide a safe, caring and fun environment for kids to learn, grow and prepare for a bright future.

One of our greatest needs is consistent funds to provide healthy meals and snacks to the children who attend the Boys & Girls Club. In 2107, we provided 77,635 healthy snacks and 3,697 meals to local children, many of whom received their last meal of the day while in our care. This service is very costly and we need your help to provide food for the children.

Please help us by donating so we can continue this vital service for the children in our community. Thank you.
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5,000.00
Funded
0.00
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Celebration of Women and Their Music
Monetary awards for high school senior females who have a passion
The Celebration of Women & Their Music was founded in 1998 by Deborah J. Jenkins, Fargo, renowned blues singer, chef, and caterer. Our mission is to recognize artistic passion in women and create opportunities for emerging and established artists by opening avenues for networking, mentoring, support and promotion of their individual talents.

Over the years, the show has featured local, regional and nationally recognized women performing a variety of musical genres from popular to classical. Each year brings newcomers to the stage as well as returning favorites from previous years in a celebration of the talent and artistic camaraderie of women in the Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding region.

All artists who perform at our Celebration event on January 19, 2019 are volunteering their time, we need help in providing rooms and meals for the volunteer performers who come from out of town. $250 can help us host a single artist, $5,000 will help us stage an entire musical!
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5,000.00
Funded
10.00
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Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc.
Good News Club Sponsor - A Bible Club for Kids
Where are the places you can talk about your faith? In church? In your home? At a Christian camp? Would you think that you could talk about Jesus in school? Good News Club is opening a door that gives us a unique opportunity to talk about Jesus and to make an impact on kids for a lifetime by learning respect for authority, moral values, character qualities, and biblical principles.

"I like Good News Club because it's with kids my own age, and we get to learn about Jesus!" - Carly Bleth, 5th grade
At Good News Club, children take part in active songs, life changing memory verses, interactive Bible stories, and fun games.

Each gift of $25 provides one day of Good News Club at a local school. Give a day of Good News Club that will change a kid's life. Your gift will help sponsor clubs in the Fargo-Moorhead area, enabling more kids to hear about the love of Jesus.
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Concordia College
Cobber SALT: Students and Alumni Linked Together
Cobber SALT, our student alumni organization, launched in 2015 to foster student leadership and create opportunities for current Concordia students to connect with alumni through career networking, philanthropy education and a shared love of the college. Your donation to SALT will expand programming, increase student participation and deepen alumni engagement. Help support student leaders as they further their own professional development through education, hands on service projects and career exploration alongside Concordia alumni. SALT has proven to positively influence student and alumni engagement and increase overall awareness and philanthropic spirit of both Concordia students and alumni.

-Gifts of $25 offers a networking opportunity with alumni for one student.
-Gifts of $100 funds two registrations for a professional development event.
-Gifts of $1,000 or more provides a student with a national student philanthropy conference experience.

Your gift today will ensure that Cobber SALT continues to flourish and grow in the years to come.
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5,000.00
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Creative Plains Foundation
Art education opportunities that support & inspire at-risk youth
We provide art education opportunities that nurture, support and inspire at-risk youth in our community. Your donation can help 60 at-risk youth participate in our 2019 Summer Art Club program.

This is an 8-week program that consisting of a series of visual art classes that teaches kids how to work with a variety of media including paint, clay, drawing, sketching, journaling, printmaking, textile stamping and mixed media. Through Art Club, children learn valuable skills in creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration from local teaching artists dedicated to helping children reach their full potential. By using these skills while learning new art techniques, students are able to flex their creative muscles while building their confidence. Students who are involved in the arts are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.

When at-risk youth perform better in school and in their careers we are positively impacting their futures and are making our community stronger. Our goal is to offer these opportunities to promote student achievement and better the lives of youth in our community.

Each $85 donated will help support one local at-risk youth to attend the Summer Art Program.
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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch - Fargo
Hope and Healing Through Art and Music
Art and music experiences have the power to transform the life of a boy or girl at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch who desperately needs your love, care, and hope. Most of our precious children have life experiences too difficult for most of us to even imagine; lives of abuse and trauma and pain. Music and art are powerful tools for healing giving these precious children; a way to express themselves, tell their stories, discover hidden talents, and build their confidence.

Your gift will purchase instruments and equipment for our recording studio; bring artists and musicians to our Fargo campus to give children in treatment opportunities to express themselves through art and music; and purchase art supplies for the art classroom in our school.
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Family Wellness
Family Wellness: Weight Management Program
Here at Family Wellness we strive towards achieving our goal of inspiring healthy lifestyles by connecting people in a fun environment. We work hard to implement a variety of programs that focus on enhancing the healthy lifestyles of youth, adults and families within our community. One of our programs that helps us succeed in making these goals a reality for some people is our Weight Management Program. Our outcome based weight management programs are designed to work with your child or young adult in a supportive environment to reach your goals. There is a correlation between families with lower income and more sedentary lifestyles. Additionally, lower income families tend to eat less nutritious foods and need the education about finding ways to feed their families nutritiously on a budget.

Your donation of $314.00 to our Fit Start Weight Management Program will not only cover the entire three month program fee for one child, but will also provide that child’s whole family with a free membership to family wellness, in hopes of making our program a learning experience for everyone in the family and instilling healthy habits that can be carried on throughout their lives.
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Girl Scouts-Dakota Horizons
Girl Scouts Scholarship Program
Invest in the future leaders, go-getters, and innovators of your community by supporting the Girl Scouts Scholarship Program. Every day, nearly 1,000 girls in the Fargo-Moorhead region are discovering how to make the world a better place while gaining skills they will use a lifetime. However, not every girl we serve has equal opportunities as her friends, classmates and neighbors.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experiences addresses the need for out-of-school-time programs for girls – especially those from low-income households. Girls growing up in poor families confront a number of significant physical, emotional and behavioral risks that girls living in more affluent families do not. According to the 2018 North Dakota Kids Count Fact Book, 28.2% of children in Cass County are living in low-income households.

In the Fargo-Moorhead region alone, Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons receives over $10,000 in requests for financial assistance enabling girls to enroll in this life-changing program. To address this issue, Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons has established a scholarship fund so that all girls have the opportunity to learn and grow through Girl Scouts. The program offers year-round learning experiences focusing on life skills, STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship. The program is open to all interested girls from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Offering assistance to partner and replenish our scholarship and financial assistance fund will ensure every girl the possibility of adventure, learning and fun! Can we count on your gift?
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Haley's Hope
Unlocking the Dyslexic Potential
Haley's Hope has provided essential life changing literacy skills to hundreds of individuals throughout our region with proven sustainable success. However, learning to read and write for individuals with dyslexia is only one piece to successfully overcoming the depth of challenges inherent with dyslexia.

Our new Creative Learning Programs are designed to build the inner strength of individuals with dyslexia. Through the curriculum NoticeAbility, we are dedicated to helping students identify their unique strengths and build innate self-esteem. NoticeAbility enables middle and high school students to access realistic experiences in professional subject matters that highlight the neurological strengths of students with dyslexia: entrepreneurship, engineering, architecture and the arts.

Society benefits from brains that process information differently, this programming is designed to allow individuals the skills to reach their full potential. 35% of entrepreneurs have dyslexia, help us build a brighter future for the 1 in 5 in our community!

Through generous donations, Haley's Hope will be able to invest in the NoticeAbility curriculum, (1,800.00) train coaches to implement the program and provide scholarships to those who could not enroll in this vital program without financial assistance. Each 50.00 donation is vital to making this program a reality; allowing our students with dyslexia the chance to build their success and confidence in a new and innovative way.
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Jeremiah Program
Two generations at a time
Focused on two generations at a time, Jeremiah Program prepares determined single mothers to excel in the workforce, readies their children to succeed in school, and reduces generational dependence on public assistance. The Fargo-Moorhead campus, which opened in January 2018, features furnished apartments, a licensed child development center and several on-site coaching, life skills and empowerment resources.

-Your gift of $100 provides emergency grocery card services to our families.
-Your gift of $50 provides emergency gas and bus card services to our families.
-Your gift of $500 provides a six-month scholarship for one student in our child development center.
-Your gift of $1,000 provides funding for mandatory empowerment classes and admissions screenings.
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North Dakota Autism Center Inc
The K-12 AuSome Kids Day Program
At the North Dakota Autism Center (NDAC) the K-12 AuSome Kids Day Program is focused on building the social and emotional skills of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Most of the children that attend the program have been asked to leave other childcare or afterschool facilities due to their extra needs. The program was specifically created to help children with autism. Often times NDAC has a waiting list for this age group for afterschool and summer care. Social and emotional learning is important in all aspects of life, but especially in school. These skills are crucial for building positive relationships. Social and emotional learning can help reduce bullying and improve caring, respect and responsibility at school. In addition, social-emotional learning programs increases positive attitudes toward school, positive social behavior and academic performance. Children on the autism spectrum often have difficulty relating to others. They also have difficulty recognizing, controlling and communicating their emotions. By teaching these skills in our program, the children served will have a toolbox of skills to use in situations that come up. We will see their behavior and interactions improve. They will be able to make more friends, problem solve, and regulate their emotions. It will equip them with self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, responsible decision-making, and relationship skills to help with their success through school.

The funding is used as scholarships for each child that attends the program. Each child receives a 50% scholarship and $5,000 would provide 10 children 6 weeks of after school programming.
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Prairie Public Broadcasting
PBS Kids Writers Contest
Few things capture a child's imagination like a good book. Prairie Public's PBS Kids Writers Contest encourages hundreds of children, kindergarten through third grade, to write and illustrate their own books! Each child who submits an original story is acknowledged with personalized, positive feedback and the pride in knowing that their imagination and creativity is powerful.

Your donation helps everyone to participate-including the parents, teachers and school librarians who guide the children.
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5,000.00
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10.00
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St. Joseph's Catholic School
Safety for our Students
We want to protect what is most precious and valuable to us- our people. St. Joseph's School is so much more than the walls, books, lesson plans, lockers, or colorful art that line the walls. We are a school made up of people on a journey together to live our best lives and be our best selves so that we can be a force for good in the world and leave it a better place. This is done in many ways, such as helping a student learn a math lesson or providing an opportunity to serve people in our community. No matter the lessons or activities we lead, we don't want outside disturbances to disrupt that process.

This is where you can help. Our front doors are not as secure as we would like them to be. We would like to install a camera, intercom, and push release system to our front entry way to keep our kids and staff safe. All funds raised through this effort will go towards the cost of the security system. We will cover the additional portion above and beyond what we raise. Thank you for your support in providing a safer environment for our students and staff!
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Tudeako Group
The Go-back-To-School Project (GBTSP) seeks to reinforce
During the celebration day of Go-Back-To-School the children of various communities of New Americans, especially those from South Sudan, will present their traditional cultural heritage and the American Culture in which they are immersed. The Youth Group of First Presbyterian Church of Moorhead plus those from St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Moorhead will participate in this occasion. The activities will include traditional dance, music, storytelling, demonstrations of scouting skills, and skateboarding. The children will also demonstrate, teach, interact and cooperate with each other and their parents who will gain a sense of the complexities of the new world in which their children moved in.
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Village Family Service Center
Girls 360° Group
Teenage girls who lack confidence need your help. Low self-esteem can derail successful adolescent development and lead to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, disordered eating, violent behavior, and substance use. Your support will enable The Village to host an 8-week session of Girls 360° Group to educate and encourage teen girls to make healthy lifestyle choices and set goals. Participants meet weekly to explore subjects that matter to them with a primary emphasis on building self-confidence and self-esteem. Your donation will make Girls 360° Group available to these vulnerable teens at no charge. Empower young women in our community! Donate now.
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Young Life
Fund the bus to YL camp! Give a kid the best week of their life!
Young Life is a ministry that reaches out to high school students. One of the ways we do that is by bringing them to camp. Young Life camp is an incredible experience for students to be out of their norm with some of the most adventurous activities they have ever done, and hear about an amazing God who loves them. Young Life camp has transformed many lives in our community.

Helping fund the bus will help make this trip affordable for our youth to experience God--maybe for the first time!
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Community Building

4 Luv of Dog Rescue
Saving human's best friends
4 Luv of Dog Rescue works diligently to provide for the health and safety needs of the animals in its care. We take in animals from all walks of life, including reservations, owner surrenders, local and regional pounds, high kill shelters, and emergency veterinarian clinics. Because we are 100% volunteer run, all of our fundraising goes directly to the dogs. Medical costs are our biggest expense, and we ensure all dogs receive a wellness check, rabies vaccination and intestinal parasite test.

For example, meet Gino (pictured), a beautiful Australian Shepard mix who found himself homeless and with Parvo, a deadly and contagious disease for canines. With immediate and expensive care, Gino will be in a home living a wonderful and healthy life.

This is one example of an animal we help in the community, so they get the love, help and medical care they need. With your help, we can continue to save lives of our most loving and loyal companions. Each $150 donated covers the vaccinations, initial round of parasite protection, and spaying/neutering for one dog.
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5,000.00
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15.00
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American Gold Gymnastics
Scholarships for Gymnasts with Financial Need
Our mission is to encourage and teach children to believe in themselves through quality gymnastics instruction. We serve over 1500 children weekly in our community through our class and team programs. Our unique programming not only focuses on health and physical development of our students, but also in character and leadership development with a commitment to civic engagement. We are home to class programs, the FM Acro teams, USA Gymnastics Competitive teams, and home to the Fargo Public Schools Gymnastics teams.

However, talent rarely follows income levels, therefore we provide scholarships so that finances are not the barrier to accessing our recreational classes or our teams.

Your gift of $38.00 will provide a class scholarship for an athlete who would otherwise be unable to afford it. As a donor, you will know that at any time throughout the year there is an athlete attending a class or team practice at American Gold Gymnastics because of your generous support.
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5,000.00
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Barnesville Area HELPERS Living at Home/Block Nurse Program
Making Barnesville a Dementia Friendly Community
In Minnesota, more than 100,000 people are living with dementia and thousands more have memory loss that worries or concerns them. Barnesville Area HELPERS will utilize the ACT on Alzheimer's year-long curriculum with the goal of educating our community to address issues and needs faced by people with dementia, their families, their employers and the community as a whole. We will be compiling data, making presentations and talking with businesses, healthcare, churches and community leaders. HELPERS will become an educator and a resource to the Barnesville Area to become more age friendly and "dementia aware."

Your donation will help to purchase education materials, form the Action Team, provide printing materials, technical assistance and promotion of this exciting project!
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5,000.00
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10.00
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Community of Care
Gas Cards - rides to Dr. appts. for older adults in rural Cass
For an older adult living in rural Cass County, a ride to the doctor is a crucial element in their ability to continue living in the home & community they love. Without a ride to the doctor, their health will likely deteriorate or they may have to move from their rural home. As one of our programs, Community of Care facilitates transportation to medical appointments. We provide gas cards to our volunteers to help defray their costs. We facilitate approximately 21,000 miles of transportation per year bringing clients to medical appointments. The $3,000 request will fund gas cards for volunteers driving those 21,000 miles.

"Community of care is my family now." -Noel from Arthur, ND
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3,000.00
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0.00
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Diamond In The Ruff Pet Rescue
Implement a campaign to recruit and equip new Foster Families
We would like to Implement a marketing campaign to recruit new foster families (Fur Now Homes) and provide them with Foster Kits to allow them to best care for the animals. $200/per Foster Kit would include food, toys, treats, litter, basic training information, breed specific information, gas gift cards for transportation..etc.)

-$1,000 for marketing materials, printing and advertising
-$4,000 would provide 20 Foster Kits

-Each donation of $100 or more will receive a Diamond In The Ruff T-shirt of their choice.
-Each donation of $500 or more will receive a t-shirt and a personal visit and thank you from our distinguished Alumni, Winston!
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Emerging Prairie
Prairie Den Scholarships for Students & Veterans
The Prairie Den in the heart of downtown Fargo is home to entrepreneurs and founders, artists, dreamers, doers and risk takers. This unique coworking space is a great place to build relationships and get work done. Emerging Prairie's hope is that through the generosity of the community, Prairie Den memberships can be offered to students and veterans that are looking for a place to start or run their business and grow their network. Your donation will help fund memberships for 15-20 students and veterans that may not be in a position to pay for a membership but would greatly benefit from being a part of the Prairie Den community.
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3,000.00
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0.00
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Fargo Youth Baseball/Post 400 Legion
Renovation of Helling Field at Tharaldson Baseball Complex
Fargo Youth Baseball, Post 400, & Fargo Park District are in a partnership to renovate Helling Field at Tharaldson Baseball Complex. The renovation includes a fully turf infield, grandstands, concession stands/clubhouse, wiffle ball field, and shorter fences. This will be Fargo's only turf field, which has been long overdue in our area. Fargo is one of the few communities in the state of North Dakota that does not have a turf field, and our partnership is trying to change that. The purpose of this project is to provide kids of all ages an experience to play at a high class facility.
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5,000.00
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100.00
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Fargo Youth Hockey Association
Scholarship Program
Making hockey affordable for anyone is good for everyone. It's a game for children, but it builds good adults. It builds teamwork they'll take into their careers. It builds discipline for school and college and life. It builds leadership they'll demonstrate in their families and communities. Youth hockey is more than ice time and stick handling, it is character development of and for the people who matter most-our children.

Each year, the Fargo Youth Hockey Association offers scholarships to families in need of financial assistance. These dollars are taken from the General Fund and used in combination with a non-refundable $100 payment requirement (per player) to pay for that player's registration fees. Scholarships are offered to boys and girls ages 4-19. A donation of $75 would cover the scholarship costs of one of our younger players while a donation of $800 would cover the cost of a scholarship for one of our older players.

Everyone deserves the life lessons they'll learn in this sport, and we're raising the funds to make it possible for anyone.
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0.00
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Heart-N-Soul Community Cafe Inc.
Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe
Do you like good food? Do you want to support local farmers and businesses? Do you want to make a difference in your community?

Not everyone in our community has access to an affordable delicious and healthy meal. Heart-n-Soul Community Cafe is committed to addressing food insecurities, building communities and providing delicious food to nurture body, heart and soul. We value a place where everyone is welcome, and we provide creative payment solutions for all.

Life can change very quickly and everyone joins us for a meal for their own reasons. The widow who comes to Heart-n-Soul after her husband has recently passed away and is welcomed by strangers to have lunch. The family who has lost their home to a fire and is in need of a meal and community. The volunteer who shares her kindness and cooking talents with strangers. The guest who says I have nothing to give this time, thank you.

We are currently are a "pop up" cafe and have been serving from spaces with a kitchen and eating area in the FM area. Your generous gift of $250 would sponsor a pop up lunch or dinner cafe to help us to continue to nourish everyone in our community with positive social connections and a nutritious meal.
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5,000.00
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100.00
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Higher Power Automotive Ministries
We are growing and need more tools!
Higher Power Automotive Ministries keeps growing! We have given away 124 cars in less than 2 years and fixed over 300 for needy people in our community at no charge. This year we moved into a new facility that gives us more room for more volunteers to help with cars. This has worked great in many aspects, but we have outgrown our tools. We have a very complete toolset, but when we have as many as 16 volunteers working on cars at one time, people end up waiting on tools, which reduces the impact our teams can have.

We are looking to raise $3000 to purchase a new tool box, complete set of automotive hand tools and a second set of power tools to enable our teams to work more effectively and help more people in our community. Check out our website or look us up on Facebook to learn more about what we do and decided if you would like to help us enable more people in our community by solving their transportation needs.
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3,000.00
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10.00
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Homeward Animal Shelter
Our Barn Buddies program is saving cats' lives!
In a perfect world, every cat would have a loving indoor home. Unfortunately, thousands of cats are born outside each year and due to little or no human exposure, become wild or "feral", making them unsuitable for indoor life. Each year, the local pounds take in dozens of feral cats, and until recently, their futures were bleak; feral cats were automatically euthanized after their stray holds were complete. However, Homeward Animal Shelter has created a program designed to help these at-risk cats get the second chances they deserve.

Our Barn Buddies program accepts feral cats, vaccinates and sterilizes them, and finds them suitable farm homes, where they can serve as "rodent managers." This program benefits both the cats, whose lives are spared, as well as the farmers, who do not have to risk using hazardous substances to keep rodents at bay. In the first year alone, over 50 cats' lives have been saved through our Barn Buddies program, and we hope to help many more in the upcoming year.

Donations will assist our shelter in vaccinating and sterilizing these cats prior to placement on farms.
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5,000.00
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75.00
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Hope Blooms
Spreading joy with floral bouquets and one message, You Matter.
Hope Blooms repurposes donated flowers from special events by rearranging them into beside bouquets and delivers them to individuals living in our local nursing homes, long-term care facilities, shelters, and hospitals. All with one message: You Matter. These two-tiny words hold a special meaning in our heart because they exemplify belonging and inclusion, and they illustrate a person's fundamental value as a human being.

In a community as vibrate and cohesive as ours, no individual should feel invisible or forgotten; yet, it is easy for vulnerable populations like the elderly and those facing terminal illness, homelessness, or loss to fade into the background. Volunteers have spent more than 1,100 hours creating and delivering over 5,000 re-purposed bouquets to community members in need.

To maintain our current impact and continue our growth, we now find ourselves with a pressing need for a reliable and cost-effective delivery van. A van would allow us to increase support in Fargo-Moorhead, expand our reach to vulnerable populations in the surrounding rural areas, and operate in a much more efficient capacity to deliver bouquets, pick up donations, and more.
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Hopeful Heart Project
Hope Gifts
Hopeful Heart Project is a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing hope, healing, and support to parents who have endured the tremendous loss of a child. The work we do at Hopeful Heart Project focuses on providing Hope Gifts and resources to loss families, as well as hosting local community events meant to provide a supportive environment for loss parents to take steps back into the community again.

It is our organization's mission to ensure no parent must walk this path alone. We want these families to know right away that they have support and that they will keep surviving. Even on the hardest, most difficult days of their life.

A Hope Gift is a collection of self-care items procured by two area loss moms designed to provide comfort and promote the importance of healing. Each Hope Gift includes items these women found helpful during their grief journey which encourage self care, reflection, and remembrance of the children they lost.

Hopeful Heart Project relies solely on donations from individuals and businesses within the community. We are requesting $4000 to help fund and create 50 individual Hope Gifts to ensure local hospitals stay stocked so they are immediately available to loss families as needed. Hope Gifts are also available upon request to be shipped outside the Fargo-Moorhead area.
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4,000.00
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10.00
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K9 Crew
K9 Crew is a youth dog trainer program
Our mission is to provide a safe, structured environment for at-risk youth to learn and develop dog training skills. Our vision is to encourage healthy stress management, foster positive decision making, redirect from the temptations of drugs or alcohol and build relationships. Working with dogs improves a child's personality in so many ways to include: responsibility, patience, socialization, compassion, self-worth, anxiety control, respect, self-esteem, motivation and problem-solving skills. By learning to train dogs, a child becomes more rational, conscientious and well-adjusted. Areas covered in the first six months:
-Dog handling safety
-Responsible dog ownership & handling
-Canine hygiene (bathing, nail trims, ear cleanings)
-Canine first aid

K9 Crew (with the help of Urban K9 Detection and Training) is working with Leech Lake Legacy (LLL) based out of the Twin Cities, an animal welfare organization that works closely with the Tribal Police and empowers Native American communities to enrich the lives of animals by providing resources and sharing information, as well as the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, to give dogs that have been struggling to find their forever home (and may even face euthanasia) the opportunity to train with our Crew Kids and founder/trainer, Joe Fluge. After successfully completing manners/obedience training, the lucky dog will be ready for their forever family!

Your donation will help support the K9 Crew training program engaging at-risk youth to learn and develop dog training skills in our community.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society
Edible Forest
Help establish an Edible Forest of fruit and nut trees in north Fargo. The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society is building an educational garden that will include native fruit-bearing shrubs and pollinator-friendly perennial plants. Set along a connecting, winding trail, and adjoining the established Alphabet and Sensory Gardens, this Edible Forest will be a place of rest and contemplation, as well as a haven for wildlife. As the Edible Forest grows, it will provide a number of opportunities for community members to learn how to nurture and harvest fruit bearing trees that thrive locally. Your donation will help purchase an initial 142 plants and the extended irrigation to care for them in this beautiful, educational food-producing garden.

Items needed for the Edible Forest:
-Vines - $15 each
-Berry Shrubs - $30 each
-Fruit Trees - $50 each
-Educational Brochures - $450
-Mulch - $1,050
-Irrigation - $2,500
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5,000.00
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20.00
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Red River Dance & Performance
Red River Dance Outreach Program
We are requesting support to expand our community partnerships by providing dance to 400 participants of low income families, residents in nursing/retirement homes, at-risk students, and special needs children and adults. We intend to increase awareness and competency of inclusive teaching within our school. We will use funds to provide scholarships to students as well as offset the costs of these programs we offer at no cost to participants.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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River Keepers
Increase recreational use of the Red River in Fargo-Moorhead
River Keepers vision is that all people value our Red River as a vital part of our community. One way to do that is to get people out safely using it. Last year all of our kayaks were rented for many of our paddling events and we had to turn people away. In order for more people to learn about the Red River so that they can sustain and safely enjoy it, we need more kayaks, paddles and a kayak trailer.

-Each $500 donation will provide a durable kayak with a paddle
-When we reach $3000 we can purchase a multiple tier trailer for easier access to the river
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5,000.00
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0.00
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TNT Kid's Fitness and Gymnastics Academy
Fargo Police Department Provides Positive Mentorship
Take a moment to think about the significant mentors you have had throughout your life. At TNT, we believe in the importance of mentoring our youth. In the summer of 2018, TNT Kid's Fitness partnered with the Fargo Police Department to provide physical activity for a group of children who could benefit from positive, proactive mentorship. There were 17 children from the Ed Clapp School District who attended the camp at TNT 4 days a week and were provided with movement activities, guidance, and nutritious meals. Your generosity will benefit the camp in summer 2019, and will help TNT sustain and grow the program to reach more at risk youth. $50 will provide movement activities and food for a child for one week in the camp. If TNT reaches the goal of $5,000, the entire program will be covered for 2019.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Arts Culture & Creativity

Cass County Historical Society
Restoration of 9 Ceramic Tiles Designed by Margaret Cable
Cass County Historical Society is honored to be the owner of 9 of the 11 ceramic tiles created and produced by Margaret Cable. Margaret was the award winning head of the University of North Dakota School of Mines Ceramics Department from 1910-1949. The tiles still hold their brilliant colors; however, the grout holding the tiles together is in need for major restoration. UND pottery was a turn of the 20th century effort to promote "a wealth of design material peculiar to the prairies" as Margaret Cable wrote in a 1926 brochure. The Pioneer Daughters of North Dakota, that eventually became known as the Cass County Historical Society, purchased the tiles for $75. Today, the value is between $35,000-$45,000 for each tile. Margaret Cable and her students turned North Dakota clay and motifs into an industry for North Dakota and a legacy for the University. Known as Cable pottery, School of Mines Pottery, UND Pottery or North Dakota (ND) Cable Pottery, it is highly collectible across the nation.

Your donation will help support the restoration efforts of these valuable pieces.
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4,250.00
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0.00
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Fargo Moorhead Choral Artists
Support for the Winter Concert of Fargo Moorhead Choral Artists
The Fargo-Moorhead Choral Artists organization has been bringing first-rate choral music to our community for 39 years. Our purpose is to sing - to prepare and perform challenging, bold and beautiful music for audiences so they, and we, might be enriched, educated, and entertained.

Our winter concert, My Song in the Night: Cathedral Classics will feature beloved choral classics in one of the most beautiful acoustic venues in the region, Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in Fargo. The music selected for the January concert was specifically chosen for the amazing acoustics at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church! We'll sing music by Renaissance composers Palestrina and Hassler, as well as Henryk Gorecki's recent masterpiece Totus Tuus. The concert will also include Shawn Kirchner's suite of American folk songs titled Heavenly Home.

In April, we are excited to collaborate with the F-M Symphony Orchestra as we premiere a new work by local composer and conductor, René Clausen. The 2018-19 concert season began with a November celebration of Minnesota's rich choral tradition with music by more than a dozen Minnesota-based composer including Jake Runestad, Jocelyn Hagen, F. Melius Christiansen, Carol Barnett, and many others.

Your support will provide sheet music for our singers, rental space for the concert, promotional ads marketing our event, and printing of concert programs.
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5,000.00
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0.00
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Fargo-Moorhead Opera
"Opera To Go!"
Opera truly is for all ages and places, but it's not always possible for everyone to get out to enjoy this unique musical art form. The Gate City Bank Young Artist program, a quartet of aspiring young singers that come to the Fargo-Moorhead area for 10 weeks each year, perform to rave reviews for nearly 5000 students and other individuals in the Fargo-Moorhead area each season. The funds that support this program only cover the costs of our local outreach.

We would like to take this show on the road! Your donation would help support the cost of travel to towns that have requested our outreach programs in the past (Wahpeton, Detroit Lakes, Hawley, Fergus Falls), and allow us to bring the magic of opera to all ages in those locations through school and community programs.
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Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra
FUND-A-STUDENT - Symphony Voucher Program for young musicians
Because of your financial contribution to our FUND-A-STUDENT project, hundreds of middle school and high school students attend symphony Masterworks concerts for free through our School Voucher program.

Students like Emery, a 13-year-old budding violinist. She attended her very first symphony concert in September with her dad, Mike Aasen, a member of our Board of Trustees.

Mike sent an email the next day describing Emery's excitement: "Our concert made a lasting impression on her! She was beaming after the concert. On the way home she asked if she could go to more symphonies. She went on and on about the show the entire ride home!"

As a parent, he said that this was one of those moments that will be a lasting memory for the two of them."I saw our mission through my daughter's eyes. Now more than ever, I am proud of our symphony's goals of providing education for youth and aspiring young musicians in our community through world-class live performances. Last night, we both experienced how powerful great music can be."

That awe, that inspiration -- YOU make that possible for the aspiring young musicians in our community!
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FM Ballet
The Wonderland Orchestra's Performance in FMBallet's Nutcracker
Your support will allow FMBallet to employ the 32 local, professional musicians who make up the Wonderland Orchestra. They will perform the music live for The Classic Nutcracker December 15th and 16th at NDSU Festival Concert Hall. The Wonderland Orchestra is under the direction of Dr. Christina Chen-Beyers, and these highly qualified musicians include PhD and Master's level trained professionals. FMBallet's Nutcracker is the only ballet production performed with a live orchestra in our region.

FMBallet strives to make professional dance accessible to families, individuals and under-served populations by keeping ticket prices affordable and making as many free public appearances as possible while maintaining our no participation fee policy. We have open auditions for The Classic Nutcracker and FMBallet does not charge an audition or activity fee to be involved. We believe in providing the opportunity for area dancers age 6+ to adult to dance alongside our professional company of dancers and the unique opportunity to perform to music played by a live orchestra. Your support will help make this possible. The funds will go directly toward paying the musicians.
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FM Community Theatre/The Stage
FMCT ED on the Road -Creating theatre in area elementary school
Do you remember the fun of putting on a play in grade school? The exciting costume, the rush of speaking or singing your first line, the fun had with other students, and the photos and proud looks from family after the performance? You can help create this unforgettable experience for elementary school children in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo area as the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre opens FMCT ED on the Road.

During the 1-2 week programs, our theatre teachers will travel to schools and guide the children through the process of learning and rehearsing for a show. We will provide the set and costumes directly to schools for the grand finale performance. Your support of this program will help children build confidence and develop skills in collaboration and creative thinking, while ensuring programs like this can be provided by a local organization. Your gift will allow us to pilot this program at Clara Barton Hawthorne Elementary, with the plan to expand to serve other schools.

We hope you'll join us in empowering children while they create memories to last a lifetime!
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HeartSprings
Tremble Clefs Choir is for those living with Parkinson's and brain injuries
When we first started the choir, the founding members made it very clear that they were not "all on the same page" musically. Some people did not read music and many had never sung in a formal choir. A few had studied instruments in a high school band setting or had played the piano. One was a music teacher and another had been a member of a well-known local choir.

"In my private time, I puzzled over how this was going to come together. I decided that rather than over-analyze it, we would jump in and have some fun. We sang. We performed vocal exercises for flexibility. We moved to music. One musical step led to another and eventually we were tackling some difficult music in addition to having a wonderful time. What surprised me the most was how this group of people has truly become like family. They all come from different musical backgrounds and various careers but time spent together musically has bonded them emotionally. Plus, over months and years, we also see the many positive physical gains including stronger vocal cords, greater projection in speaking voice, their facial muscles are stronger, and I am seeing more smiles!" said Michelle Gelinske, choir director.

Your donation will be used to support the program by paying for the weekly instructor, rent, printing song lyrics, and monthly performances. Your $100 gift would provide one week of joy through music.
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Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Preserving Our Paintings
The mission of the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history and culture of Clay County, Minnesota. In short, we tell local stories to, of, and about our community. HCSCC is located at the City of Moorhead's Hjemkomst Center.

We have an important collection of paintings of MN artists that need a specialized kind of storage unit for proper conservation. Your generosity will help us to leave a legacy to future generations who might not otherwise have a chance to see the works we preserve.
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Plains Art Museum
Art + Autism
Art is for everyone. This includes children on the Autism Spectrum, who account for about 1 in every 59 children. Families with a child on the Autism Spectrum may hesitate to visit public spaces like art museums, unsure if the space will be welcoming and responsive to their needs. Plains Art Museum's Art + Autism program responds to this concern by creating a welcoming, sensory-friendly space in downtown Fargo. The program is a partnership between the Museum and special educators from local schools, and it is FREE for participants. This year, the Museum will host two family programs, help organize two outreach events, introduce 12 Low Sensory Mondays, and will adapt the Autism curriculum upon request to meet the needs of groups visiting the Museum.

-Your gift of $50 supports Art + Autism programming for one participant.
-Your gift of $500 covers the material costs for the 12 Low Sensory Mondays.
-If the program is fully funded at $5,000, the Museum will also be able to host an Art + Autism Summer Camp.

Your support of Art + Autism connects children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to art as a form of social expression, and your support also builds familiarity and trust between the children and a public space in our community. Give the gift of art today!
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