It’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake time, and the first event is already in the can! Below are images from that event. Click on an image for a larger view.
Bowl For Kids’ Sake benefits our local Big Brothers Big Sisters program. If you missed the first event, there’s still time to get a team together and raise money for a great program in our community. Here’s how. BFKS events are set for 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 7; and 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on March 14.
Thanks to everyone who turned out for this year’s North Dakota Picnic in Mesa, Arizona, Sunday. Here’s a video from the scene there. You can view some images here. Feel free to share your own images by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We might even post them here on our blog.
“Investing Basics” will be presented by The Village Family Service Center 6-7 p.m. March 19 at Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S., Fargo.
Before you dive into investing your hard-earned money, it’s important to know the basics. At this seminar, learn the difference between stocks and bonds, the many types of IRAs and how they work, and how a mutual fund works. You’ll also learn how to calculate the risk versus reward of your investment decisions.
The annual North Dakota Picnic in Mesa, Arizona was yesterday! Here are a few images from the event. (Try not to be too jealous of the sunshine and short sleeves ) Click on the images below for a larger view. You can see a quick video from the event here.
This year’s Bowl For Kids’ Sake is fast approaching, with events set for Feb. 28-March 14. It’s a fun way to raise money for the local Big Brothers Big Sisters program while enjoying some bowling and pizza. There’s still time to get involved. More info here. (Also, be sure to stop by Hornbacher’s and buy a “bowling pin” to support Big Brothers Big Sisters!)
Hornbacher’s has been a wonderful partner in BFKS. They are the title sponsor for the event and have donated more than $325,000 to since 2002. In the video below, Hornbacher’s President Matt Leiseth talks about why they company takes part in the event.
Below is Village President/CEO Gary Wolsky’s February letter. If you would like to receive Gary’s monthly emails and other news from The Village, please drop us a line!
I have some really good news. We had our best Giving Hearts Day ever this year. According to preliminary numbers, we topped $30,000 for the first time in our history of participating in this fundraising event and increased giving by more than 40% over last year.
This fundraising effort and others like it are critical to our success because such a high percentage of our funding comes from donors. So this income growth is very gratifying, and I want to offer a sincere thank you to all who gave to support the nutrition program at Nokomis Childcare on Giving Hearts Day!
One other note, if you haven’t watched the very fun promotional Giving Hearts Day videos our communications department did this year, take a minute, click here to watch them, and enjoy a giggle or two.
The Village Family Service Center
“Kids and Money” will be presented by The Village Family Service Center, 6-7 p.m., April 23 at Dakota Medical Foundation, 4141 28th Ave. S., Fargo.
Have a positive impact on your children’s values regarding money and watch them step confidently into adulthood—financially capable, independent, and prepared. Register online at http://kidsmoney.eventbrite.com