A project designed to help families in the Minot area distributed funds today.
Women United awarded ten grants, totaling $13,000 to groups such as the YWCA, various food pantries, and a special scholarship fund.
Women United raises much of its money through the Little Black Dress campaign – where women wear the same black dress for a week and get people to pledge funds.
And the president of the group said the campaign was widespread.
(Kelly Loos / Women United President) “Not only did Women United have people in our group but other women within our community that were willing to wear the black dress for five days, put the Facebook page out there and get funds raised to help us donate into the grants.”
(Susan Ness / Women United Grant Committee) “We’re very proud that we are able to touch so many lives and just make a difference.”
This was the second year Women United has raised funds for helping families in the Minot area.