Giving Hearts Day 2019: A look back

The 2019 Giving Hearts Day fundraiser raised overall a total of $16.3 million through more than 67,000 donations to more than 440 charities, including NDAD.

More than 30,600 contributors gave to the participating Giving Hearts charities in early 2019.

NDAD remains extremely grateful for all the Giving Hearts who contributed to our mission in 2019 to help children and adults with disabilities and health challenges throughout North Dakota and in our state’s neighboring border communities. Thanks once again.
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For information about NDAD and Giving Hearts Day 2020, click HERE.
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NDAD thanks five North Dakotans who served as our Giving Hearts Day ambassadors for 2019:  

Grand Forks’ Anna Magnuson borrowed NDAD vans and received help with durable medical equipment.

More about Anna

Kenadi Zappone
of Minot gets to and from out-of-town medical appointments with NDAD travel assistance.

Williston’s Pedro Gonzalez has used gas and lodging purchased by NDAD for Bismarck post-transplant medical trips.

More about Pedro in the Winter 2019 NDAD Insider newsletter.

Seth Kasper of Bismarck gets tickets for accessible metro transit and attends NDAD’s annual adaptive water-ski event.

Fargo’s Deanna Bakken received medical equipment from NDAD to help improve her mobility.


Brooke Carlson
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