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Pledge Your Heart to 4-H on Giving Hearts Day

Donations to 4-H will help support and expand programming for youth.

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation is participating in the 2017 Giving Hearts Day, a 24-hour online fundraising event on Thursday, Feb. 9, that benefits nonprofit organizations in North Dakota and western Minnesota.

“This day provides an opportunity for us to support thousands of young people across our state who are positively impacting our local communities and our state through their participation in 4-H,” says Tammy Meyer, chair of the North Dakota 4-H Foundation board.

The North Dakota 4-H Foundation is a nonprofit organization that secures and manages financial resources to support and expand North Dakota’s 4-H programs and educational opportunities in areas such leadership development, animal and plant science, consumer and family science, healthy lifestyles, engineering and technology, environmental and earth sciences, citizenship and personal development, communication and expressive arts.

Research shows that youth who participate in 4-H do better in school, and they are four times more likely to contribute to their communities and two times more likely to make healthier choices.

The first $4,625 raised through Giving Hearts Day will be matched by five donors: Jim Kirkeide, Kupper Chevrolet-Subaru, Eric and Suzanne Lahlum, Lynn and Wade Moser and Peterson Farms Seed. The foundation’s goal is to raise $30,000.

Supporting the North Dakota 4-H Foundation on Giving Hearts Day is an easy, three-step process:

The first Giving Hearts Day, in 2008, generated online donations totaling $325,000 for local nonprofit organizations. In 2016, the ninth annual Giving Hearts Day event generated 37,139 donations to 326 charities and raised $8.3 million.

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Jan. 27, 2017

Source:Tammy Meyer, 701-466-2681, meyertam@gmail.com
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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