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House of Hearts and Project Joy donate to help hungry kids

Updated: March 24, 2020 06:57 PM

The COVID-19 outbreak has left many families scrambling for food and money. That's why the House of Hearts and Project Joy have decided to make a $20,000 donation to those in need, despite their major fundraising event being postponed.

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Sponsors and donors and the committee know this is a critical time for charities.

Tuesday was a moment of joy, when checks were delivered to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northland and Families in Transition.

Todd Johnson, from the Boys and Girls Clubs, said, "This will help us provide that evening meal to kids, and we will continue to do that as long as we can. We are switching gears to more non-perishable food."

He added that since their major fundraiser has been postponed, they are desperately in need of funding. "All non-profits are hurting right now," he emphasized.

Katie Danielson, from Families in Transition, added, "At this point in the year, we don't have a lot in the budget. Getting this money enables us to reach out to families and see what their needs are." FIT helps students and families in Duluth who don't have permanent housing.

A check for the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota's Buddy Backpack program is on its way.

The House of Hearts is a 501c3, that focuses on raising money for charity through a celebrity bonspiel in March.

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