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Recovery Fund distribution at one-year mark continues long-term rebuilding efforts
With a widely-used expense reimbursement program completed, the Minot Area Community Foundation plans to continue using donated funds to benefit long-term rebuilding in the region. Over the last nine months, Community Foundation staff and volunteers spent hundreds of hours sending out three rounds of notification letters to reach the more than 4,000 families or individuals impacted by the 2011 Mouse ...

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Power of the Purse announces the You've Got the Power (of the Purse) project.

The Minot Area Community Foundation's Power of the Purse giving circle is excited to announce the You've Got the Power (of the Purse) project. The group has donated $5,000 to develop an exciting challenge that encourages the youth of Minot to give back to our community in a big way.

"This challenge is an opportunity to speak with youth about the importance of giving back to our community, and also lets them know that they can make a difference in Minot," said Marissa Nehlsen, Power of the Purse President.

Individual students, groups of students, or classrooms can submit entry forms that include an outline of their idea to give a minimum of $5,000 back to the community in the most creative way possible. Additionally, participants are encouraged to leverage their initial $5,000 and creatively turn that money into much more, allowing them to make a larger impact through their project. Projects should be achievable, innovative, and have a positive message that touches the lives of people in a significant way.

"Power of the Purse is dedicated to the future of our community. Inspiring the youth of our community to give back is a great example of investing in tomorrow's leaders," added Ken Kitzman, MACF President when discussing the Power of the Purse and their project.

The deadline to submit a project idea is Friday, Jan.16. A selection committee comprised of members of Power of the Purse will decide the winner(s) of the challenge by Friday, Jan. 30.

For additional information, please contact Megan at the Minot Area Community Foundation at (701) 852-0646 or megan@centerforcommunitygiving.com.

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Minot Area Community Foundation provides dollars for six Little Free Libraries!

The Minot Area Community Foundation has worked with three area elementary schools, Next Generation Energy Partners, and North Central Reading Council to establish six Little Free Libraries in Minot. A Little Free Library is a "take a book, return a book" gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book and bring back another book to share.

"Through the Little Free Libraries, we are hoping to promote literacy and a love of reading," said Cindy Cook, Sunnyside Elementary School Principal.

The Minot Area Community Foundation allocated $3,000 to purchase the raw materials for the Little Free Libraries, which the members of the Next Generation Energy Partners designed and constructed.

"With the Little Free Libraries, we were able to leverage dollars and community resources to put together a project that will benefit many children in our city," said Ken Kitzman, President of the Minot Area Community Foundation.

The Little Free Libraries will be stationed around the community at six locations: Sunnyside Elementary School, Jefferson Early Childhood Center, Roosevelt Elementary School, McKinley Elementary School, South Hill Softball Complex, and Roosevelt Pool.

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