Mission: To grant gifts to those in need.
Programs: The christmas gift program promotes caring and understanding in our community by providing funding and/or items to those who would otherwise go without during the christmas holiday season. The program provides assistance to those in need through written requests either by the family or individual in need or by nomination of a second party that knows and understands the needs of the recipient. The program is aided by fundraisers throughout the year. The revenue that is produced by these fundraisers and other donations are given out to those in our community in need based on one major rule. Those in the most urgent need take priority. Most of each dollar raised by the program goes back into the community to help those in need. The program does not just grant "gifts" at christmas time. With the number of individuals and families who find themselves in need at varing times, "the christmas gift" program prides itself in holding on to the christmas spirit all year round and therefore we present gifts to those in need who contact us anytime of the year. The program reaches out to people in the rfm listening area which encompasses a large part of the lower red river valley of the north. The program helped 21 individuals during the year with donations ranging from $300 to $2,500. The program is intended to enhance the quality of life in communities we touch.