Cass County Youth Commission awards Jeremiah Program more than $12,000
FARGO, ND – Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead was the recipient of a generous contribution raised through several fundraising efforts led by the Cass County Youth Commission, which awarded the non-profit more than $12,000 this month. The commission spent a majority of the school year hosting several fundraising activities for both youth and the community at large on behalf of single mothers and their children at Jeremiah Program. Former Cass County Treasurer Charlotte Sandvik surprised this year’s commission during its May graduation ceremony with more than $3,700, which was included among the total contribution. This elevated its more than $8,800 fundraising amount to more than $12,000. In lieu of retirement gifts, Sandvik asked her guests who attended her late April retirement celebration to bring donations on behalf of Jeremiah Program. The generous gesture will contribute to programming and activities to support single mothers and their children who are actively working to transition from poverty. “We are tremendously honored and humbled by the kindness Ms. Sandvik and the youth commission have shown,” said Coiya Tompkins, Jeremiah Program development director. “We have learned through this process that the youth commission was actually a program Ms. Sandvik founded several years ago. To see her honor the commission’s work with a final retirement gift on behalf of our families is simply remarkable. She and the commission have dedicated many hours of service to bettering the lives of two generations and we are tremendously grateful.” About Jeremiah Program Nationally recognized Jeremiah Program offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for transforming single-parent families from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. Its Fargo-Moorhead campus features 20 furnished apartments and a licensed early Child Development Center that can serve up to 52 children ages six weeks until starting kindergarten. Participant mothers are required to work part time or volunteer, attend college full time, and work toward a career-track education while participating Jeremiah Program’s weekly coaching and life skills classes.