Golden Drive brings holiday cheer to the needy

"We have raised over 18,000 pairs of socks this year."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Santa is helping Golden Drive raise money and homelessness awareness in the cold. Santa and his helpers are ringing their bells at the West Fargo Fire Department accepting donations to help homeless kids in the community. “It warms me so much that it helps me pass the -40 nights up in the North Pole. Especially this…

The Village’s webinar shares ways to help cope with stress during the holidays

Buying and receiving gifts, family gatherings, COVID-19 & how to say no

FARGO-  Jingle Bells or Bah Humbug? The Village Family Service Center hosts a webinar on how to handle the season’s biggest stressors. The holiday season is here & so is the stress of buying gifts, family get-togethers and now, this year, COVID-19. Keeping track of gifts you’ve purchased can be hard, but with apps like Christmas List and Santa’s Red…

Fargo Firefighters Bring Gifts to Kids In the Hospital

The event is celebrating its 30th year.

FARGO, N.D. — Firefighters got out of their daily routines to continue the yearly tradition of delivering presents to kids in the hospital. “It started back in 1990 I believe. And it’s something our local firefighter union teams up with Macy’s. So we buy presents, and then Macy’s also donates some and we go to the hospitals in town. We…

The F-M Community Scrambles To Get Last Minute Gifts

Some store owners in the area say they have seen an increase of people in the last week coming into their stores.

FARGO, N.D.- The streets of downtown Fargo are filled with last minute shoppers trying to buy gifts for their loved ones. Similar scenes could be found at area malls, shopping centers, stand-alone stores and grocery stores. They say a people tend to put off buying gifts because of busy schedules and the cold weather. “It’s just natural. We all put…

Culver’s Donates Hundreds of Gifts to Golden Drive Homeless Kids for Holidays

During its first year, Culvers collected enough gifts to fill their counter top

FARGO, N.D. — Golden Drive Homeless Kids is packing up boxes full of Christmas goodies for families in need. They spent the day driving around town picking up donations but started the day off at Culvers and a mountain of donations. A number of local businesses collect gifts each year for the homeless. During its first year, Culvers collected enough…

Moorhead Police Officers Brighten Some Holiday Spirits Through Toy-Shopping

Target and Affinity Family Credit Union pitched in for the holiday gifts

MOORHEAD, Minn. –For most kids, the best part of the holiday season is thinking of things they’d hope to find under the tree. But some kids get to use a taller set of eyes to find some special gifts to round out their wish–lists. “The idea is to pair officers with kids in the community for whatever reason may need…

Church Creates Gift Baskets for Homeless Youth

Church members got to go shopping and use their creativity

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Members of Lakes Area Vineyard Church got to do some shopping for homeless youth in the area. They’re putting together gift baskets that go beyond just living essentials. Organizers say items like gift cards or snacks will allow the homeless youth to have more fun with their friends. There are about 55 homeless youth in Detroit Lakes,…

Shoppers Flock to Local Retailers for the Biggest Return Day of the Year

But for many shoppers out, they don't seem to be returning gifts, they seem to be spending

FARGO, ND — After we rip open gifts from under the tree, there usually ends up a pile of stuff to return. The day after Christmas is known as the biggest return day of the year, but in Fargo that didn’t seem to be the case. Many Christmas presents are going back to the stores they came from. “I do…

Kids Shop With a Cop for the Holidays

They got to walk around the store and pick out $100 work of items to gift for their friends and family and of course pick out something for themselves

FARGO, ND — Holiday spirit is in the air and local law enforcement is helping children in the metro pick up holiday gifts for their friends and family! About 44 kids came out to Walmart on 13th Avenue South and got partnered up with a cop from the area. They got to walk around the store and pick out $100…

Surprise Donation of $10,000 Awarded to Local Organization

Gate City Bank has donated more than one million reusable blue bags since 2007 and now they are celebrating that milestone

FARGO, ND — Gate City Bank has donated more than one million reusable blue bags since 2007 and now they are celebrating that milestone. The bank donated $10,000 to the Emergency Food Pantry as a part of their celebratory contest for reaching this goal. In spirit of the holidays, the bank wanted to recognize the important organizations in our communities….