Giving Hearts Day is an opportunity for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota to raise money. More than 600 charitable organizations are participating in Giving Hearts Day, including numerous agriculture-related causes. North Dakota 4-H Relationship Specialist Chloe Drummond explains matching funds can provide additional support. “Right now, we have $15,000 in pledges from our match donors so if we’re able to raise that amount on that day we’ll meet the total of $30,000 which will help get us on our way to our goal of raising $50,000 for North Dakota 4-H this year,” said Drummond. “It is a special and unique opportunity to maximize the giving of our donors and help ensure that their gift is going as far as possible to make a difference in the lives of 4-Hers.” The North Dakota FFA Foundation is also part of Giving Hearts Day, Thursday, February 8. “You have the option to make your donation ahead of time which is perfect for those concerned about forgetting on that day,” reports Ireland Watterud, who is a state FFA officer. “North Dakota boasts 95 chapters and 8,000 members; the funds collected are allocated for scholarships, grants, events and other valuable programs.” More information about all of the participating charities can be found online.
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