Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday took place at the Deer River Cenex on Nov. 28. Shown from left to right are Community Fund Advisory Committee members Gwenn Smith, Marsha Green and Jim Peterson. All gifts and donations are accepted through the Blandin Foundation and go directly into the Deer River Area Community Fund. All profits from coffee sales at Cenex and the Sportsman’s Cafe were donated that day, in addition to the many who stopped into Cenex and gave cash donations. Every donation given is 100 percent matched so each gift is doubled every time. As a result, each contribution to the endowment “keeps on giving.” The Deer River committee decides where the funding is to be spent in the community covering the greater 317 Deer River school district. Photo by Patti Pfeifer