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Published February 12 2013

Organizations taking part in Giving Hearts Day

Abused Adult Resource Center provides crisis intervention, shelter and counseling to adult abuse victims.

ALS Association empowers people with ALS and their families to live fuller lives.

Altru Family YMCA is a family fitness center with programs for health improvement, youth development and building social responsibility.

Alzheimer’s Association MN-ND promotes research, improves Alzheimer’s care and educates on brain health to prevent Alz-heimer’s disease.

American Diabetes Association focuses on diabetes prevention/education and sponsors Camp Sioux for kids with diabetes.

American Gold Gymnastics provides instruction and recreational gymnastics to build youth skill and confidence.

American Red Cross mobilizes critical resources and volunteers to respond in emergencies and disasters.

Anne Carlsen Center provides special education, therapy and medical care to those with developmental disabilities.

Bismarck Public Schools Foundation provides funds to enhance quality of education in Bismarck schools.

Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes provides caring environments for kids 5 to 18 while building character and leadership development.

Boys and Girls Club of the Red River Valley provides caring environments for kids 5 to 18 while building character and leadership development.

Boy Scouts of America, Northern Lights Council prepares young people to make moral and ethical choices by instilling Scout values.

Caring for Children provides access to free medical, dental and mental health care services for uninsured North Dakota children.

Cass Clay Healthy People leads community change to curb childhood obesity in Cass and Clay counties through healthy schools, child cares and work sites.

Catholic Charities North Dakota provides counseling services, guardianship services, pregnancy, parenting and adoption services, disaster response and other.

CCRI Inc. enhances the lives of people with disabilities so they can live more independently and participate in the community.

Central Dakota Children’s Choir provides choral education and performance experiences for children.

CHARISM offers after-school mentoring, tutoring, camps and other services to at-risk children, plus community gardens and events in low-income neighborhoods.

Churches United for the Homeless provides shelter and support to homeless people.

Community of Care gives assistance to seniors who need services to live securely in their homes in the Arthur and Casselton, N.D., areas, while also supporting their care givers.

CVIC assists victims of violence and promotes safety, peace and respect for all.

Cooperstown (N.D.) Medical Center Foundation funds new equipment, ensures adequately trained staff and creates a reserve fund for the hospital and the Griggs County Care Center.

Cullen Children’s Foundation funds organizations that support children’s health care needs or improve the lives of children and their families who are dealing with cancer or life-threatening diseases.

Cultural Diversity Resources provides diversity training, an annual regional diversity conference, cultural events, youth development, interpreter services and many other programs.

Cystic Fibrosis Association of ND supports those with cystic fibrosis and their families.

Domestic Violence Crisis Center provides emergency shelter and support services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Minot, N.D.

Elks Camp Grassick provides a residential summer camp for children and adults with various disabilities and special needs.

Emergency Food Pantry provides families and individuals in Cass and Clay counties facing emergency situations with one week’s supply of healthy food.

Essentia Health Bridges Medical Center Foundation funds special equipment needs and other special projects for the hospital in Ada, Minn.

Essentia Health Regional Foundation supports the mission of Essentia hospitals with funding for special areas of need.

Family HealthCare provides medical, dental, pharmacy, lab and radiology services to the underinsured and uninsured.

Family Voices of North Dakota helps families who have a child with a disability or special health care need to access services and resources.

Fargo Moorhead Coalition for Homeless Persons provides twice-annual service fairs, nonpartisan advocacy, research on homelessness in the region, educational programs and oversight of community plans to end long-term homelessness.

Fargo Public Schools Development Foundation funds creative teaching techniques, after-school programs, scholarships, needs of low-income students and other projects otherwise not possible through ordinary education funding.

Fargo-Moorhead Dorothy Day House of Hospitality provides emergency food and shelter for homeless people.

Fargo-Moorhead Opera provides high-quality opera performances ranging from local performers to international artists, including performances in schools and regional towns.

First Care Health Center is a 14-bed critical access hospital and rural health clinic providing medical care in the Park River, N.D., community and area.

First Care Medical Services Foundation – Fosston funds special equipment needs and services for the hospital in Fosston, Minn.

FirstChoice Clinic provides pregnancy services and counseling, prenatal education and community referrals.

FirstLink offers the 211 helpline to all community social and support services, provides suicide prevention and intervention, and links people with community volunteer opportunities.

Fraser Ltd. provides independent living support, residential services and day services for people with disabilities; child care services; and skill training and basic needs resources for transition-age youths 16 to 26.

Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization with programs that empower those with disabilities, educate the community and change systems.

Gateway to Science Center Inc. is a hands-on science center in Bismarck, with a year-round interactive exhibits gallery for kids to explore.

Grand Forks Parks and Recreation Foundation promotes healthful lifestyles by enhancing parks, playgrounds, recreational facilities, programs and activities for people of Grand Forks.

Grand Forks Senior Citizens Center helps older adults remain healthy and independent in their homes by offering activities, nutritious meals, social interaction and more.

Great Plains Food Bank recovers and distributes surplus food, and forms the backbone of organizations working together to efficiently alleviate hunger in 54 counties across North Dakota and western Minnesota.

Haley’s Hope guides individuals affected by dyslexia through a comprehensive approach of screening, early intervention, education and advocacy.

HEART is a volunteer-based, neighbors-helping-neighbors program that serves at-home elders who are 65 and older who live within a 12 mile radius of Enderlin, N.D.

HERO, Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization, collects and redistributes medical equipment and health supplies for use by those of limited income or other need.

Hillsboro Medical Center Foundation provides funds for equipment and program needs for the hospital in Hillsboro, N.D.

HOPE Inc. offers a year-round sports and recreation program for children with mobility challenges and their families.

Hospice of the Red River Valley provides end-of-life care to give comfort and support for those with life-limiting illnesses and their families by attending to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Høstfest Heritage Foundation serves to preserve and promote Scandinavian heritage, culture and values as did the founders of the Norsk Høstfest annual festival and the Scandinavian Heritage Park in Minot.

Humane Society Fargo Moorhead places animals for adoption in lifelong homes, and prevents cruelty by educating in the proper and humane care of all animals.

Jail Chaplains provides inmates with spiritual support, gives a bridge for inmate and their family with a local church, and gives presence and support to law enforcement.

Jeremiah Program helps single mothers with safe and affordable housing, quality early childhood education, life skills training and support for career-track education.

John Paul II Catholic Schools provides elementary through high school learning environments through a faith community of Catholic teaching.

Kalix, formerly Minot Vocational Adjustment Workshop, provides support services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity coordinates fundraising, building site selection, family selection and support, house construction and mortgage servicing for families with housing needs.

Lakeland Hospice Foundation provides end-of-life care for patients and their families in 15 Minnesota counties including Clay County.

Lakes Crisis and Resource Center provides services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, general crime and child abuse in Becker County and the surrounding area.

Legacy Children’s Foundation assists diverse students in their quest for diplomas through mentorships and other services.

Lend A Hand helps caring people raise more funds for families experiencing a medical crisis through resources, match funding and other tools for success.

Lost and Found Ministry offers support and guidance to those suffering from addictions and to the families who love them.

Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd provides long-term care and other services and programs for senior citizen and special needs individuals in New Rockford, N.D.

Lutheran Social Services of ND prevents child abuse and neglect, provides addiction and mental health counseling and treatment, addresses community concerns such as hunger relief, the rural housing shortages and disaster recovery.

Make-A-Wish North Dakota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in order to enrich through hope, strength and joy.

March of Dimes Foundation funds medical research, continuing education for NICU staff, educational materials and seminars for healthier babies.

Minnesota State University Moorhead is an institution of higher learning.

Minot Public Schools Foundation supports teachers and students in unique ways through teacher incentive grants to support learning enrichment activities.

ND 4-H Foundation provides opportunities for youth to develop leadership, citizenship and life skills.

North Dakota State University Department of Nursing provides baccalaureate and graduate nursing education.

Nelson County Health Services Foundation improves health services in McVille, N.D., and the area.

New Life Center provides emergency shelter, meals, substance abuse recovery, advocacy and referral, and other services to homeless.

Nokomis of the Village Family Service Center provides free- or sliding-scale child care for low-income parents, teen parents and others with at-risk children.

North Dakota Autism Center helps children with autism spectrum disorders to reach their full potential through care, therapy, instruction and support.

North Dakota Family Alliance equips policy leaders and elected officials and institutions on issues affecting families.

North Dakota Safety Council offers programs for traffic safety, first aid, OSHA and MSHA compliance, and a variety of other on-the-job safety programs.

North Dakota State College of Science Foundation supports new programs and assists activities that develop and strengthen the NDSCS.

North Dakota Teen Challenge is a 12-month faith-based residential recovery program based in Mandan.

North Dakota Women’s Network advances women’s issues in the areas of health and well-being, employment and earnings, political participation and other areas.

Northern Plains Dance is a professional ballet company and training center providing performances and community outreach in the Bismarck area.

Northland Christian Counseling Center provides counseling for addictions, marriage and family counseling, and other.

Northlands Rescue Mission provides shelter, food and clothing to homeless people in Grand Forks.

Northwood Deaconess Health Center provides a full range of health care services in Northwood, N.D.

Oak Grove Lutheran School provides pre-K through 12th-grade education with a strong grounding in the Christian faith.

Outdoor Adventure Foundation provides hunting, fishing and other outdoor adventures for youth under age 25 with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Park Christian School provides K-12 Christian-based education in Moorhead.

Plains Art Museum is an accredited art museum with an extensive permanent collection, varied galleries and many art education offerings.

Prairie Harvest Mental Health provides permanent supportive housing and employment opportunities for adults with mental illness in Grand Forks.

Prairie Learning Center is a residential care center in Raleigh, N.D., providing education and group living for youth with educational, behavioral, deprived, unruly, delinquent or addiction problems.

PULSE Outreach, based in Fargo, stages campus events featuring Christian musical performers and evangelists to bring gospel to youth across America.

Rape and Abuse Crisis Center provides crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling and prevention education services for domestic violence, sexual assault and child sexual abuse victims.

Red River Children’s Advocacy Center facilitates community response to child maltreatment for victims and their families.

Red River Valley Dental Access Project provides dental care for low-income patients.

Red River Youth for Christ partners with schools and organizations to provide Christ-centered relationships and biblical teaching.

Red River Zoo fosters awareness and appreciation of wildlife through the zoo and nature-based education programs.

Riding on Angels’ Wings enriches the quality of life for those with special needs through equine-assisted therapy.

Riverside Christian School assists parents in providing a Christ-centered, Bible-based education for students in East Grand Forks.

RiverView Health Foundation secures and distributes charitable funds on behalf of RiverView Health in Crookston, Minn.

Ronald McDonald House Charities – Bismarck is a temporary “home away from home” serving families of seriously ill children receiving medical treatment.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Red River Valley provides home-like accommodations for families with children receiving medical care in Fargo.

Scottish Rite Children’s Language Disorder Center treats children ages 2-7, providing free speech, language and communication therapy.

Service Dogs for America encourages and empowers those with special needs through custom-trained service dogs.

South Central Adult Services – Prescription Assistance Program helps low-income people access free or reduced-cost medications through pharmaceutical companies.

Special Olympics North Dakota provides year-round sports programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

St. Ann’s Indian Mission is a Catholic program serving the Metis Native American people of the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

St. Gerard’s Community of Care provides long-term care for elderly within a Christian environment in Hankinson, N.D.

St. Mary’s Foundation-Essentia Health-Detroit Lakes, Minn. – provides funding for equipment, new programming and other services of the Detroit Lakes hospital.

St. Joseph’s School provides Catholic education that fosters the spiritual, academic, social and physical development of students.

The Perry Center provides services to single women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

Theatre B engages regional audiences through innovative theatrical productions.

Third Street Clinic provides access to health care services for low-income, uninsured residents of the Grand Forks area.

TNT Kid’s Fitness & Gymnastics provides gymnastics and fitness programs to children, regardless of age, finances or mental/physical ability.

Trollwood Performing Arts School provides high-quality performing arts education.

University of North Dakota College of Nursing provides education in the professions of nursing, social work and nutrition

Unseen Ministries uses photography, video production, graphic/web design, branding and marketing to address issues of human trafficking, hunger and orphans across the world.

Valley Christian Counseling Center offers counseling that integrates biblical truths with the healing process.

YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties provides fitness center, child care, camp experiences and other programs for physical and mental well-being.

Youthworks serves runaway youths and provides programs to youths and young adults dealing with many difficult life situations.

YWCA Cass Clay is a safe, temporary shelter for women and children facing homelessness, and provides educational, employment and child care supportive services.

YWCA Minot provides shelter for women and children in Minot.