Minnkota Jeans Day Fund gives big on Giving Hearts Day
Minnkota's Grand Forks employees used an annual February giving event to make their donations dollars go further.
Minnkota’s employee Jeans Day Fund took advantage of the generous giving match of Giving Hearts Day by donating to four organizations that support mental health and the region’s youth.
The committee chose the following causes to receive $250 each, which will be matched to $500 by Giving Hearts Day sponsors:
- REACH (Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters) – a multi-agency human service center serving primarily individuals and families in rural Clay, Becker and Norman counties in Minnesota.
- Grand Forks Foundation for Education – currently raising funds to create “The Giving Tree,” a pantry for school social workers to access at any time for critically needed items.
- Youthworks of North Dakota – based in Bismarck and Fargo, the organization helps homeless, runaway, trafficked and struggling youth in North Dakota.
- Prairie Harvest Mental Health – a Grand Forks-based organization that promotes independence and an enhanced quality of life for adults with serious mental illness.
Minnkota employees donate toward the Jeans Day Fund for the privilege of wearing jeans on Fridays and during other times throughout the year. More than $62,000 has been raised through the program in the last decade for nonprofits and others in need.
Giving Hearts Day is an annual 24-hour giving event that supports charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Last year alone, Giving Hearts Day raised more than $19 million in donations for the regional causes involved. To learn more or to donate, go to www.GivingHeartsDay.org.
Main image: Minnkota's Jeans Day committee displays a $1,000 collective donation to four regional causes.