GIVING HEARTS DAY
What is Giving Hearts Day?
Mark your calendars for February 9th
Giving Hearts Day originated in 2008 with a simple but unique fundraising concept. Around Valentines Day every year, people are asked to share their affection with the charities they love by making online donations to one or more of the 550 charities involved in what is considered the “superbowl” of giving.
The Dakota Medical Foundation in Fargo started this dream and assists non-profits with this event and with building a fundraising system throughout the year as well.
For a 24 hour giving period, donors choose the non-profits that they align with and make online donations through the Giving Hearts Day platform. Donations can be scheduled in advance and will be accepted following the event. 100% of the donations go directly to the charity they have chosen. It is also a goal of Giving Hearts Day to elevate awareness and cultivate donor relationships throughout the year. There are also opportunities to volunteer and purchase goods online for charities.
This successful event has raised over 112 million dollars since its beginning for charities all over North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
Ethos was established in 2014 by Bethany Retirement Living, Eventide Senior Living Communities and Knute Nelson. Ethos Home Care and Hospice provides skilled, personalized care to individuals in Fargo-Moorhead, Detroit Lakes and Grand Forks as well as the surrounding communities. Our signature care and services promote healing in the place one calls home with compassionate patient centered care. Our Christian faith guides our mission of enriching the lives of those we serve.
Our Giving Hearts Day Goals
All donations from Giving Hearts Day will help to fund our supplies for our life enrichment services which include: Music therapy, massage therapy, aromatherapy and pet therapy. We would also like to expand our bereavement resource library and grief support groups. More money equals more mission and allows us to continue enriching the lives that we are entrusted with.
You can make a gift to Ethos or learn more about this event on our Giving Hearts Day charity page.