Volunteer Mentor Sees Difference A Perfect Match Can Make

Framed photos decorate Char Laney’s tidy desk at JDP Electric, Inc., in Fargo. Among pictures of family members and pets is a small silver frame. It shows Char with her “youngest friend,” on their first outing to West Acres mall. For over three years, Char has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village.…
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What Does A Camel Have To Do With Addiction Treatment?

Camels. You see them all over at First Step Recovery. There’s one on the sign outside, and one carved into a wooden meeting table. Figurines sit on desks. Even soft, cuddly camels are at home here. It may seem an odd sight, these desert-dwellers in the frozen tundra of Fargo. But camels hold a special place…
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‘I Can’t Think Of An Easier Way To Give Back’

Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff #GoMatchyMatchy All Year Long

When we found out this year’s Giving Hearts Day theme was #GoMatchyMatchy, it was a no-brainer for our Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Because that’s what they do every day – make matches to improve the lives of kids in our community. Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrated its 50th year in Fargo in 2016. That’s…
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Nokomis Child Care Centers Staff #GoMatchyMatchy

Our Nokomis staff members are getting in the #GoMatchyMatchy spirit! This year, Giving Hearts Day in Feb. 9. This online fundraising event has raised $30.9 million since 2008. We are so excited to have three Village Family Service Center programs taking part: Big Brothers Big Sisters, First Step Recovery and Nokomis Child Care Centers. We hope…
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