Charity

People of all abilities hit the ice in support of Hockey for Hope fundraiser

We're always trying to reach kids and adults with physical disabilities and disabled vets that might be interested in coming on board."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A sled hockey game is helping raise money for people facing mobility challenges. “Every March, Hope Incorporated holds its Hockey for Hope fundraiser and not only does it help support our organization, it also brings awareness to what we provide. We’re always trying to reach kids and adults with physical disabilities and disabled vets that might…

Local organizations partner to provide all kids across the metro with free books

Lyd's Kids and Trilogy Real Estate have received over 4,000 donated books from across the country

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the season of giving, and for a Fargo librarian, there’s no better gift than giving a child a book to get lost in. “It brings a tear to your eye,” says Lydia Faulkner, a librarian at Horace Mann Roosevelt Elementary. “I mean, just to see a child that really wants something and you’re able to provide…

Trinity Lutheran hosts drive-thru Giving Tree

Church makes event socially distant amid COVID-19 pandemic

MOORHEAD, Minn. — This holiday season, Trinity Lutheran is living up to its motto of being a light to the community. Despite COVID restrictions, Pastor Nick Peterson says he wanted to make sure members could still participate in the annual Giving Tree. “Since we’re not able to gather for worship in person, our members were able to drive through and…

Gate City Bank Executive Chair Steve Swiontek Retiring After 40 Years Of Service

Steve says he's going to miss his day to day conversations with his co-worker but says he felt it was the right time to retire.

FARGO, N.D. — Swiontek first started out in Gate City right after graduating from NDSU in 1978. Steve worked his way up the chain and helped grow over 30 new locations, 600 jobs and 2 billion dollars in assets. He says he owes everything to his staff that work tireless to provide for both the customer and the community. Under…

Frazee Girl To Hold Fundraiser To Support Cancer Foundation

She will be collecting "pit-stop" donations for a foundation called "Stand By Me"

FRAZEE, Minn. — Soon to be 13-year-old Sophia Strand of Frazee, Minnesota is making changes to her “Cupcakes for Cancer” fundraiser due to COVID-19. She will be collecting “pit-stop” donations for a foundation called “Stand By Me” started by Thad and Kristin Helmers of Frazee. It helps families with children battling cancer to pay their bills. “They help families with…

Local Family Knocking Down Stereotypes Through Bowling

The family hosted their 2nd annual charity as they raised money for people with disabilities

MOORHEAD, Minn.- There’s nothing like family love. And this family wanted to honor a special member of theirs who has influenced many in the community. That’s why they created the “The Jeromy Brown Family Fund.” “The fund was started basically after a group of cousins basically talking about how we appreciate our cousin and wanna celebrate his abilities rather than…

Local Groups Ask For Your Support On #GivingTuesday

Goal Is To Fund All 87 local project requests in this year’s Caring Catalog

FARGO, N.D. — You can take part in a global movement by giving to local charities during Giving Tuesday. The goal is to raise over 4 hundred thousand dollars to fully fund all 87 local project requests in this year’s Caring Catalog. There are no fees, so 100 percent of your donation goes directly to the participating charities. Giving Tuesday…

Setting Up For Holiday Lights In Fargo’s Lindenwood Park

The lights will begin on Friday from 6:30 to 10 and will run until the end of December.

FARGO, N.D. — The Holiday Lights In Lindenwood Park is an annual celebration of festivities, traditions and supporting people in need. This year is the 21st for the group and they say it’s going to be a good showcase. “I thought last year our 20th year would be our best but I think the 21st is the biggest and best….

LIVE: Caring Catalog Puts More Than 80 Charities In One Spot This Holiday Season

FM Area Foundation Hoping To Help 87 Non-Profits Reach Fundraising Goals

  There’s a one-stop charity destination where you can give to more than 80 local non-profits all at once. The FM Area Foundation launched the Caring Catalog. 87 different non-profits are asking for funding for specific projects. This is the second year for the catalog. The FM Area Foundation takes care of all credit card fees for donations. 100% of…

Aquatics Empowered Hosts Hot Tubbing For Hope

The therapy goes to helping many different kinds of physical ailments and injuries.

FARGO N.D — A North Dakota charity is hoping to turn up the heat on donations for people in need. It’s all a part of a worldwide event Hot Tubbing For Hope. Aquatics Empowered pooled into the Bison Turf to raise money for aquatic therapy. The therapy goes to helping many different kinds of physical ailments and injuries. The group…