Giving Hearts Day - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Giving Hearts Day

Posted: Updated:

Valentine's Day is tomorrow - but today is the day you're asked to give your heart to something special.

The 6th Annual Giving Hearts Day is going on right now.

It's an effort to collect online donations for local charities - with the help of local businesses and workers.

All day today - right now - you are encouraged to go to this website - www.ImpactGiveBack.org - and make a donation to any of several local charities.

Giving Hearts Day includes charitable groups in western Minnesota and across North Dakota.

In the Minot area, eight non-profits are hoping to get a boost from this day of online giving.

Bonnie Campo reports.

(Bonnie Carrera, Dakota Help Clinic) "I'm with Dakota help clinic. We're a pregnancy resource center here in town, and we are here at Badland's raising funds for the 24-hour giving campaign: Giving Hearts Day, through giveimpact.org. And, we are here with a couple of volunteers to help those who need assistance putting online donations in."

Carrera said the money donated to her group will go to establishing their new facility in Minot. But the non-profits aren't the only one's receiving money today. Three youth won cash prizes for their involvement and promotion of Giving Hearts Day.

(Bonnie Carrera, Dakota Help Clinic) "This afternoon at three we will be doing a presentation for the first and second place video competition award winners for our Giving Hearts Day competition, and we have two young people that put in videos that ended up winning on Facebook.

The competition was open to sixth through twelfth grade. First place won a cash prize of five hundred dollars.

(Conner Dyke, Miranda Dyke, First Place Winners) "We did our video at our kitchen table and we were trying to make it look like we were having a casual conversation over supper, and getting some information with it, and that's basically what we did. I'm going to get headphones. I'm going to pay off my prom dress."

Other non-profits include Hostfest-Heritage, Minot Public Schools, Council of Arts, Domestic Violence and Crisis, Kalix, the YMCA and Trinity Health. So far less than 50,000 dollars has been raised, but for the rest of the day donations made by 1 a.m. central time will be doubled. For KXnews I'm Bonnie Campo.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Major Fire in Williston Forces Evacuations

    Major Fire in Williston Forces Evacuations

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:19:43 GMT
    Explosions and fire rocked an oilfield service company on the southeast edge of Williston at about midnight.
    Explosions and fire rocked an oilfield service company on the southeast edge of Williston at about midnight.
  • Firefighters Get Picnic Lunch

    Firefighters Get Picnic Lunch

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:16:16 GMT
    Crews working to keep the fire contained and those keeping people a safe distance away certainly didn't go hungry today.
    Crews working to keep the fire contained and those keeping people a safe distance away certainly didn't go hungry today.
  • Rail Crews Practice Emergency Response

    Rail Crews Practice Emergency Response

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:13:29 GMT
    The possibility of a dangerous accident on the railroads of North Dakota is something that requires your local firefighters and emergency responders to be prepared for the worst.
    The possibility of a dangerous accident on the railroads of North Dakota is something that requires your local firefighters and emergency responders to be prepared for the worst.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.