River Pointe had so much fun participating in Giving Hearts Day this year. Giving Hearts Day was started in 2008, and is now hosted by the Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation, and the Alex Stern Family Foundation. Donations given on this day are matched by these foundations and others. Individuals throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area are encouraged to take part in this special day of love and giving, providing more than 350 local charities with the opportunity to raise awareness, and funding for all the good they do in our communities.
As one of the few senior living communities in the area that allows pets, River Pointe chose to support the 4 Luv of Dog Rescue organization, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication rescuing and rehoming dogs. This organization receives no government funding, relying strictly on grants and donations. In the spirit of going Matchy-Matchy, the theme for this year, River Pointe matched all funds raised for this organization, and then submitted this amount to be matched again. This means that, for every $1 donated by a resident or staff member, 4 Luv of Dog Rescue received $4.
To keep things fun, residents and staff were encouraged to Go Matchy-Matchy with their outfits for the day.Then for lunch, we feasted on a variety of delicious, warm soups, and spent time with the comforting Pet Partners therapy dogs, before our weekly wine social. Residents also participated in “Bingo 4 Dogs” during which they donated their bingo winnings to our cause.
Events like this reflect the love, generosity, and sense of community we all feel here at River Pointe. With that, we are so proud to share our total raised by residents and staff was $170 (THANK YOU)! Multiple this number by the amounts matched for Giving Hearts Day, and you get a total of $680 donated to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue!
Congratulations to them on a total of $54,150.18 raised. We are looking forward to next year’s Giving Hearts Day, and congratulate all the charities benefitting from the over 10.6 million dollars raised for our Fargo-Moorhead community.
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