The Goldmark Giving Tree and December Giving
Goldmark is committed to each of the communities in which we serve through fiscal and volunteer support. We contributed to several regional organizations which help to enrich the lives of those in our communities. In December 2021, Goldmark donated funds as well as critical needs to multiple organizations that serve a variety of individuals in-need.
The annual Goldmark Giving Tree event is held in each of our regions to support organizations that assist individuals by providing critical needs. From hats and mittens to household cleaning supplies and food, Goldmark residents, team members, and vendors donated over 6,500 items. In Fargo, donation recipients included F5 Project, Presentation Partners in Housing, SENDCAA, YWCA, and Community Uplift Program. In Bismarck, we partnered with the Abused Adult Resource Center. Grand Forks and Crookston partnered with the United Way of Grand Forks. Sharing & Caring Hands received donations in Minneapolis. Omaha donations were given to Open Door Mission.
"The best part about Goldmark’s Giving Tree for us at Presentation Partners in Housing was being able to give every single person in our program a Christmas gift! We all felt like little elves delivering the baskets to our participants. They were so excited and grateful. Someone picked up the dish soap and said, 'Oh my goodness. You don’t know how much I need this right now.' Another person, when looking through their basket, said, 'I’ve been out of a lot of this stuff all month trying to make sure my family gets Christmas presents. This is such a huge help.'"
- Beth, PPiH
"I think the best part of the Giving Tree was seeing the energy that came from the Goldmark team in all of these donations and getting our bare shelves restocked! I can’t tell you how close I was to tears when the team came ready to haul and just kept bringing more and more things! Speaks greatly to the dedication to help those in need and was so meaningful to us!"
- Sarah, SENDCAA</p
"Honestly EVERYTHING that was donated in the giving tree donation has already been put to use with participants. It was great to get a wide range of items from household things to personal care items. Seeing the look on the individuals faces when they received some of those things was great. Thanks to you all at Goldmark!"
- Thane and Lenard, F5 Project
Financial hardship is something many struggle with. Not only is it stigmatized, but people try to hide it from friends and even family. We’d like to thank all Goldmark residents, team members, and vendors for all you gave to the Giving Tree. Thank you for helping us support our communities!
In addition to the items donated through The Giving Tree, Goldmark donated funds to several other great organizations who are making an important impact in our communities. Recipients included Homeward Animal Shelter, Miles of Love Dog Rescure, Hope Blooms, MN Strong, and People Serving People.