When you support The Village, you bring hope, foster healing, and change the lives of children, families, and individuals in your community! Browse below to learn about the many ways you can give in support of The Village's work.
Your gift today is not just a donation. It is an investment in the future. Donations can be made securely online or mailed to 1201 25th St. S., Fargo ND 58103. If you would like more information about giving to The Village, please call or email one of our team members, or contact us online.
For more information, call 1-800-627-8220 and ask to speak to a Development team member. The Village Family Service Center is a 501(c)3 organization. Its Tax ID number is 45-0226423. Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Hope, optimism and a brighter future can start with you. Make a greater impact by making a sustaining donation to ensure services are accessible to those in need.
More than half of U.S. adults who need behavioral health services don’t receive them. One of the primary barriers is the cost. But when you partner with The Village as a monthly, sustaining donor, you help remove this barrier in someone's life!
Together, we can unlock the door to a more hopeful, brighter future for individuals in our communities. Go to our online donation page and under "Giving Frequency" click Monthly or Annually to set up your sustaining gift.
Extend your charitable support for the programs you cherish. There are many tax-advantaged ways to make a difference.
For example, tax credits are available to North Dakota residents and businesses for gifts made to a qualified endowment. The Children's Village Family Service Foundation is one such fund. Learn more about how to make a qualified gift:
Planning giving options
- Bank accounts and CDs
- Retirement plan assets
- Charitable remainder trust
- Charitable lead trust
- Real estate
- Retained life estate
- Bargain sale
- Life insurance
Memorials and Dedications
The Village honors those we have lost who made a significant contribution to our mission through advocacy or gifts of time, talent, and resources with the White Rose Memorial. This honor serves as a symbol of their peaceful presence among us.
You can create an impactful tribute by honoring or remembering your loved one. Make a donation in someone's name as a way to carry on his or her legacy. Show someone you support the causes they believe in by making a gift in their honor.
A Gift in Memory
A gift in memory is a thoughtful and lasting tribute to a special person. Your gift in memory supports the life-changing work happening at The Village each day. The Village Family Service Center will acknowledge your memorial gift with a note to the family and send you an acknowledgement with your charitable tax receipt.
A Gift in Honor
Honor donations are a meaningful way to express your gratitude to a special person in your life or commemorate life events such as birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries. The Village Family Service Center will acknowledge your honor gift with a note to the honoree and send you an acknowledgement with your charitable tax receipt.
You can make a memorial or dedication gift online, or call 1-800-627-8220 and ask to speak to a Development team member.
Fundraise for The Village
Use your creativity to support the work of The Village Family Service Center. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Share Your Special Occasion
Dedicate your birthday, wedding, retirement party or other special occasion to The Village so that someday our clients may find the healing to celebrate those events in their own lives as well. Create your own personal fundraiser on Facebook >
Organize a Supply Drive
Tangible items help clients as they work to create a better life. Here are some useful items we accept:
- Bottled water
- Three-ring binders
- Art supplies
- Baby items (for pregnancy counseling and adoption clients)
- Sporting goods (for Big Brothers Big Sisters)
- Gift cards (gas, grocery stores, restaurants, movie tickets, iTunes)
You can shop our Amazon.com Charity Lists and have the items sent directly to our office!
You can also support The Village every time you shop on Amazon by going to smile.amazon.com or by turning on AmazonSmile in the app.
Help Your Way
Tap into your passions and plan your own fundraiser! Organize a cycling event. Get your friends together for a house party. Host a golf outing. The options are endless. Follow these guidelines to ensure success:
The Village welcomes volunteers! Here are a few options for getting involved:
Be a Big
Ignite a child's potential by volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters. It only takes four hours a month to help clear the path to a Little's biggest possible future.
Volunteer at the Bobcat North Dakota Open as a Ball Spotter, Cart Driver, in the Scoring Tent, or on the Driving Range. Sign up for your shift now!
Best Gala in Town
Be a part of our Wine & Dine event in November at Fargo's Delta by Marriott. This elegant affair is the largest fundraiser of the year for The Village. Serve on the planning committee or help out that evening. Email us!
Together, we can do more. Take part in or be a sponsor of one of The Village’s events supporting various programming across our agency. Partner with The Village for impactful cause marketing.
For more information about these opportunities and more ways to give, contact the Development Department at 701-451-4900 or by email.
Bowl for Kids' Sake: Held annually in March
Bowl for Kids' Sake is the signature fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village. Your support will ensure that at-risk youth in our community have access to caring, adult mentors. Participants form teams and collect pledges. You can also donate in support of an individual bowler or team.
Home Run Heroes: In conjunction with the FM RedHawks Baseball Season
This unique annual fundraiser transforms the summertime tradition of RedHawks baseball into an opportunity for fans to support thousands of children and families in our community receiving services through The Village.
The fun begins when you pledge a dollar amount for each home run scored. Then, it’s time to “play ball!” As the RedHawks’ season progresses, we’ll let you know what the home run tally is, so you can stay informed. “Heroes” will be billed for their pledges at the end of the season. (A one-time Home Run Hero pledge opportunity is also available.)
Bobcat North Dakota Open: Held annually in August
Since 1984, The Village and Bobcat have partnered to bring this professional golf tournament to the Fargo-Moorhead area. The Village has been the benefiting charity since the beginning of our partnership with Bobcat.
Funds from this event go to support the overall work of The Village, including mental health counseling, addiction treatment, mentoring, adoption and other services designed to strengthen kids and families.
- Sign up as a Bobcat ND Open Sponsor (website)
Wine & Dine: Nov. 11, 2022
Wine & Dine is the premiere gala in town that provides an amazing culinary and wine experience for guests.
Proceeds from Wine & Dine support the greatest needs at The Village. Providing access to services to those in need and removing barriers is critical to improving the behavioral health of our communities. Your support through this event will further that mission.
- Reserve Your Table (Website)
For more information, call 1-800-627-8220 and ask to speak to a Development team member.
Meet the Team
The Development team brings a wealth of knowledge and history to help donors and community members connect with the work of The Village. Our passion for the clients we serve shines through in all we do. We’re excited and ready to talk!
David Newman, Director of Development
"By working in Development, I can create positive changes in the lives of children, adults and in family dynamics. I raise monies and awareness so these people can strive for greatness and a better tomorrow. Every day I get to go home and know that I made a slight difference in the communities we serve."
Anthony Hebert, Development Officer
“I am proud to work at The Village because of the tremendous positive impact the organization has on our community and the people who live here. It is very rewarding to use my skills and experience in conjunction with my talented and dedicated colleagues to further the mission of The Village, and to support the numerous programs which make a difference in the lives of so many. The satisfaction of playing even a small role in this greater effort makes working at The Village extremely rewarding.”
Jenny Smith, Development Events Coordinator
"I love working at The Village because I know the work I do, even though indirectly, helps the people our counselors see every day. It makes me happy knowing that our work, for 130 years, has helped strengthen our community. I also love working at The Village because it really feels like I am working with family. We are such a close knit group and it feels great to know that our work is making a difference in people’s lives."
Kelly Lynch, Grants Manager
"I thoroughly enjoy writing, and my job as grants manager allows me to use that talent to help people. I know I don’t possess the skills needed to be a counselor, but I can further their vital work by seeking out grant funds to support Village programming and the children and families we serve. It’s very rewarding."
Katie Sanda, Administrative Assistant
"I love working at The Village because of the great impact we have on our community and the many services we offer. It has always been my goal in life to help people in some way, and here I am able to achieve that. It is very rewarding to play a part in the process of matching Littles and Bigs through client relations with Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as assisting with donations and events that make our services possible."
Our Pledge to Donors
We are so grateful to all of the donors who have supported or are considering supporting The Village Family Service Center. Because of you more people can find hope, healing, and a brighter future.
We strive to have all of our donors feel valued. We want your experience of giving to The Village to be positive. Because of that, here is our promise to you:
- You will be treated with respect. We ensure that your gift will be acknowledged promptly and that you are treated with respect and understanding. We will be available if you need to talk to us about your gift, or if you have any concerns or complaints.
- Your gift will go to the program/area you wish to support. We promise to honor your intentions and direct your gift to the area(s) you wish to support. When the gift is unrestricted, The Village will decide where the need is greatest and apply it there.
- We promise to keep you informed of the way we use your gift. It is important for you to know the impact that your support is having on your friends and neighbors. You will receive regular updates and communication from our team.
- Your data is important and will be handled responsibly. We will store your data securely and in line with your wishes, never selling your data to third parties. If you tell us that you do not want to be contacted by us, then we will act on your wishes.
- Collaboration is important and you will be listened to. Your feedback, as a donor, is vital to The Village.