JAMESTOWN, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Over $16 million was raised through the 2019 Giving Hearts Day with over 400 charities and funds in North Dakota and Western Minnesota participating. Over $800,000 was raised in the Jamestown area alone.
Each charity had its own successes on the annual day of giving.
University of Jamestown
Jim Klemann with the office of institutional advancement says that over $29,000 was raised over 24 hours. Klemann says that donations from the event will help support institutional scholarships for students.
Jamestown Arts Center
Following the Arts Center’s annual gala, just 5 days prior to Giving Hearts Day, not much was expected from the annual giving event, says Angela Martini with the Jamestown Arts Center. To their surprise, almost $12,000 was raised from Giving Hearts Day, well surpassing their goal of $8,000.
Freedom Resource Center
The Freedom Resource Center received over twice as much as they were hoping for from Giving Hearts Day. With a goal of $30,000, the center received over $61,000. Their campaign theme was “Be A CHAMPION OF DISABILITY RIGHTS.”
James Valley Youth for Christ
Nearly $23,700 was raised for YFC, who has expanded their ministry to include high school student, in addition to middle school students. Nick Bruns with YFC says they were thankful for the generosity for their growing organization.
Jamestown Salvation Army
While their Christmas red kettle goals were not met in 2018, the Jamestown Salvation Army raised over $10,000 on Giving Hearts Day, in addition to a $5,000 matching gift. While they did not meet their goal, the Jamestown Salvation Army is thankful for the generosity of those who donated to their organization.
Jamestown Gymnastics Club
With 68 donors, the Jamestown Gymnastics Club raised almost $15,000 from Giving Hearts Day. This surpassed the group’s goal of $10,000.
Other Totals:
Anne Carlsen Center: $465,000
Jamestown Regional Medical Center: $213,000
St. John’s Academy: $25,790
Alpha Opportunities: $18,000
Guardian Angels $9,000
Katie Ryan-Anderson contributed to this story.