GIVING HEARTS DAY

West Fargo author reads to middle school students to inspire them to give back

Sawyer Anderson wrote Water Works in response to learning about the water crisis in Africa

FARGO, N.D. — After Sawyer Anderson’s father took a trip to Africa, he informed his daughter of some unfortunate circumstances children in that country go through. “There are kids my age carrying buckets of water on their heads, walking three miles to get water and the water isn’t clean,” Anderson said. “I just wanted to imagine me – I wouldn’t…

Natural Pet Center hosts animal-loving charities for Giving Hearts Day

CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are still accepting online donations

FARGO, N.D. — Natural Pet Center in Fargo is hosting three animal-loving charities at its store for Giving Hearts Day. CATS Cradle Shelter, Minn-Kota Paaws and 4 Luv of Dog Rescue are accepting in-person and online donations all day. Those who stop in to donate in person get free gifts like doggy treats and gift cards. They also get the…

Sheriff Jesse Jahner gets “heartastic” haircut for a special cause

He's hoping to encourage the community to raise money for the Jail Chaplains

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a special haircut for a special cause. As part of Giving Hearts Day, Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner vowed to shave hearts into his head if the Jail Chaplains charity raises $100,000. That would then be matched to equal a total of $200,000 for the organization. Although the charity’s goal hasn’t been fully reached, Sheriff Jahner…

Generosity of donors sweeps Red River Valley for Giving Hearts Day

The millions of dollars raised are being put right back into communities across the region

RED RIVER VALLEY — Raising a child who has mobility challenges can be tough. “All too often, you kind of get discounted and put off to the side when you’re in a wheelchair. You have a mobility challenge, you can’t, you don’t know where you fit in and that’s where Hope comes in. You know, we welcome everybody into our…

Fargo Pinball Celebrates Giving Hearts Day By Giving Back

All the coins put into the machines will be donated directly to the Village Family Service Center.

FARGO, N.D.-¬†Any other day, you would need to be a member in order to play at their location, but because it’s Giving Hearts Day, anyone can come in and play. The club says they love the history of the Family Service Center and all the programs they offer to help people in the community. “Around Valentines Day, I feel like…

LIVE: Help Animals Find Homes This Giving Hearts Day

Diamond In The Ruff Shares Stories Of Pet Adoption Success

  Ryan Keel doesn’t just work for Diamond in the Ruff Rescue. He’s a client. He found his dog Winston there five years ago. He’s taking Winston out on the town this Giving Hearts Day, trying to raise as much money as possible. They help more than 100 animals find fur-ever homes every year. A $25 donations pays for all…

Fargo New Life Volunteers Camp Out For A Cause During Blizzard

The event is part of Giving Hearts Day.

FARGO, N.D. – New Life Center volunteers camped out in a tent overnight as part of their efforts to raise awareness on homelessness. The volunteers headed to their tents at around 10 p.m. and say that it was pretty calm and temperatures were not too bad. They say everything changed around 3 a.m. when the wind started to pick up…

LIVE: Veterans Honor Flight Looking To Send Vets To D.C. This Giving Hearts Day

Group Hoping To Raise Enough To Send 47 Veterans To D.C.

  You can use your Giving Hearts Day donations to help send veterans on a trip of a lifetime. The Veterans Honor Flight of North Dakota/Minnesota is hoping to raise 52 thousand dollars this year. That’s enough to send 47 veterans to see war memorials in Washington, D.C. for free. 100 percent of your donation will go towards veterans. The…

Sixth Graders Give Back Through Research Projects

Nearly 70 students work to raise awareness for a local nonprofit.

FARGO, N.D. — Sixth graders at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School are giving back to the community, one research project at a time. It’s the students’ second year participating in the Annual Project Based Learning event surrounding Giving Hearts Day. Nearly 70 students, split into 16 groups, work in teams to research and create a plan to raise awareness for…

“Feed Your Heart” Concert Kicks Off Giving Hearts Day Week-Long Celebration

Make donations at www.givingheartsday.org.

FARGO, N.D. — Last year alone, the Emergency Food Pantry in Fargo gave out over two million pounds worth of food to people who would’ve otherwise gone hungry. “The people I’ve been able to meet are families who, it’s that one thing that places them over the top. A car battery, a medical condition,” says the Emergency Food Pantry Executive…