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Happily drowning in diapers are Jolaine Knain (left) from Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families along with donation event organizer Miriam Troitte, trust specialist with Alerus Financial


Alerus Financial staff donates diapers, gift cards and cash to Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families program

Miriam Troitte, a trust specialist with Alerus Financial in Grand Forks, decided to help add a new dimension to the bank’s Northern Valley Holiday Party by arranging to collect donations of diapers, gift cards and cash for needy families at this year’s gathering.
Alerus Donation

As a result, Alerus employees recently donated 2,013 diapers (15 cases), $280 in gift cards for gas and groceries and $205 in cash to Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families.

According to Jody Bettger-Huber, program director, the donations will go to help client families under financial stress on a case by case basis. Lutheran Social Services Healthy Families is a free, voluntary, in-home family support service that helps at-risk parents create a healthy, nurturing home for their children during the first two years of life.

Assisting in coordinating the donation arrangements from Lutheran Social Services were Jolaine Knain, family support worker in Grand Forks, and Theresa Flitter.

“This generous donation from the employees of Alerus Financial will make a difference in the lives of many at-need families,” Jody noted. “We appreciate their generosity and urge others who may be interested to contact us about donating, as well.”

Jody can bre reached at jbettgerhuber@lssnd.org or 701-530-2512.

Our Impact This Year

  • Kids Healing Through Trauma Therapy

    500

  • Families in Affordable Homes

    893

  • Kids Made Amends With Youth Court

    200

  • Child Care Providers Improved Through Online Classes

    5,000

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