St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation’s Twice Blessed Campaign completed its fifth year with $1.6 million in donations going to back into 11 communities. $455,000 of that money was matched by St. Joseph’s.
The Twice Blessed program is a matching gift program running from November 15 to December 31 to predetermined grant approved organizations. Checks totaling $1,385,569.29 were distributed for projects that impact the mental, physical, spiritual and/or emotional well-being of people in these areas. Another $269,318.34 was donated to a variety of agency endowments within the foundation with 5 new endowments created by donors for the following organizations: Minot Salvation Army, Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc., Triangle Y Camp, Magic City Discovery Center and Souris Valley Care Center, Velva.
Area hospital and senior center needs, community swimming pool improvements, fire department equipment and university scholarships for students of nursing are just a few of the places where grants were given.
KK BOLD has helped market Twice Blessed since the start of the program five years ago. The campaign consists of radio, outdoor, print and social media. We also created a toolkit consisting of a variety of design templates that participating organizations can use to help in their own campaigning. This combination of marketing elements has been very successful in growing Twice Blessed the past 5 years. KK is very glad to help further the impact these funds can make in people’s lives.
Shelly Weppler, President, SJCHF, “We are especially thankful to the hundreds of donors who made gifts during the Twice Blessed program. Their gifts make a big difference to many.”