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Thank you, donors!

Heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful donors who helped complete the Luther Hall Giving Tree this year! All residents' gift lists now have sponsors who have purchased the suggested gifts, brightening the holiday for all the young Luther Hall residents this Christmas.

Luther Hall is Lutheran Social Services' residential psychiatric treatment facility in Fargo for youth age 10 to 18 from across North Dakota.

Thanks for lighting up the Luther Hall Giving Tree with gold stars!

If you'd like to join in the Christmas spirit of the Luther Hall Giving Tree, please make an online donation today to help your neighbors in need during this holiday season!

Each gold star on the Giving Tree represents one precious Luther Hall resident.

Boy #1 – Larson family (Maureen and Rick Larson)
Boy #2 – Alyse Penner, coordinator; Kori Savey & Jenny Emmel
Boy #3 – Bowman family (Peggy Bowman, husband & 3 sons)
Boy #4 – Communications & Church Relations (Mark Haugstad, Chuck Thorne, Hope Deutscher, Bob Sanderson, Kathryn Trill, coordinator)
Boy #5 – Richmond family (coordinated by Lisa Richmond)
Boy #6 – Clough-Branson family (coordinated by Elizabeth Clough)
Boy #7 – Minot Program Center staff (coordinated by Gail Patterson)
Boy #8 – Great Plains Food Bank staff (coordinated by Melissa Sobolik)
Boy #9 – Altoka-Jelovac family (coordinated by Ermina Altoka-Jelovac)
Girl #1 – Gamblers Choice (coordinated by Teresa Gilbraith)
Girl #2 – Great Plains Food Bank staff (coordinated by Melissa Sobolik)
Girl #3 – Housing staff (Lisa Richmond, coordinator; Jessica Thomasson, Lois Wagner , Adam Hasbargen, John Phillips)
Girl #4 – Bismarck CCR&R (Cassie, Shonda, Linda, Amber, Kay, Jennifer and Penny, coordinator)
Girl #5 – Memorial in honor of Arthur Kabanuk (Heidi Plesuk, coordinator; Dennis Aune, Hope Deutscher, Trisha Dewar)
Girl #6 – Georgia Holt and family
Girl #7 – Asche family (coordinated by Darci Asche)

Our Impact This Year

  • People received help with immigration-related services


  • Problem gamblers who found help


  • Hours of training provided by Child Care Aware to early childhood workforce


  • Seniors provided with companionship in North Dakota


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