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Red Hatters Heating Things Up on "Giving Hearts Day"

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On a day that is all about love, the message was loud and clear in the form of giving.

The sixth annual Giving Hearts Day is quickly becoming a tradition as a record-breaking fundraising effort.

Started by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation, the 24-hour event has raised nearly $6.3 million for local charities in North Dakota and western Minnesota.

On Thursday, more than $1,000 dollars per minute was raised. That surpassed a goal of $2 million.

This year 179 non-profit organizations took part.
    
The "Happy Red Hatters" was one of the organizations. They boarded the bus at 7:30 a.m. in Mahnomen, Minnesota.

Their charity is called Haley's Hope.

It was founded by a mother who saw a need to help her son after he was diagnosed with dyslexia, a disease that affects reading and writing skills. It affects the young and elderly.

Haley's Hope has grown in recent years across North Dakota and Minnesota tutoring those who are in need. With efforts like the ones from the "Red Hatters", it will continue to grow.

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If you still want to donate you can until 11:59 p.m. Thursday. Dakota Medical Foundation and other donors will match gifts of $10 or greater, up to at least $4,000.

If you want to help, go to www.valleynewslive.com and click on the hot button. There you will find a link for Giving Hearts Day.

 

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