These Companies Know the Importance Of Giving Hearts Day

Written by: Brady Drake

It’s no secret that giving hearts day is a special time of year for our community. In 2020 alone, nearly $19.2 million was raised for charities through the 24-hour friend-raising event. that level of impact wouldn’t be possible without the dedication, empathy, and generosity of the various giving hearts businesses that participate. With that in mind, let’s meet four tremendous giving hearts, business partners.

Scheels, Giving Hearts Business Since 2008 (Diamond Partner)

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Why is Giving Hearts Day so important to SCHEELS?

At SCHEELS, we give back. Giving Hearts Day is a FUN opportunity for us to support and reward organizations that have touched our lives!

With so many ways to get involved with GHD, why did your company feel it was important to commit at the diamond level?

It is the single biggest fundraising event in our whole region. Our commitment to GHD wasn’t necessarily about supporting at a certain level, but supporting overall and being able to make an impact with multiple organizations during the campaign!

Can you tell me about SCHEELS’ involvement with the GHD Awards Ceremony for charities?

We love being a part of the awards breakfast! It is an awesome way for our team to connect with the organizations that have been awarded our SCHEELS All On Board Award and congratulate them for hitting their goals.

What is a cause that is important to your company? Part of our mission at SCHEELS is to “do good in our communities.” It would be impossible to narrow down a cause as there are so many local organizations that make Fargo, Moorhead, West Fargo a great place to live, work and play.

Are there any particular stories from GHD that get talked about around the office?

Our team LOVES TNT’s Spin it to Give It cycling challenge. We have participated for the last three years together and each year we recruit more and more teams to spin and have fun. It becomes a fun internal competition as well. SCHEELS people are competitive! Another fun memory was announcing our partnership of the SCHEELS Shoes for Kids campaign last year. We had been working on solidifying a partnership with the Fargo Marathon to jump on board with their Shoes for Kids Campaign and it was awesome to make that announcement on Giving Hearts Day.

Eide Bailly, Giving Hearts Business Since 2011 (Diamond Partner)  

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Why is Giving Hearts Day so important to Eide Bailly?

At Eide Bailly, a core component of our culture lies in volunteering, giving back and supporting the communities we work in. Giving Hearts Day aligns with Eide Bailly’s mission to serve passionately and intelligently, and we are proud to give back to our communities in the Midwest and beyond.

With so many ways to get involved with GHD, why did your company feel it was important to commit at the diamond level?

GHD has been important to Eide Bailly because it gives us the opportunity to inform our staff to get involved and focus on a wonderful opportunity to use their corporate responsibility company donation match. This past year we had over 90 staff members that used a portion or all their match. Their matches went to over 100 different non-profits. This shows that staff at Eide Bailly have such a wide range of personal interests in giving.

I noticed Eide Bailly donates to a wide range of organizations, is supporting the community as a whole part of the company’s mission? 

Eide Bailly takes pride in supporting our communities. Our mission to serve passionately and intelligently extends beyond client service to the communities in which we live, as illustrated by the paid volunteer hours and donation matching we offer our staff each year. Members of our firm are involved in many local charities, community outreach events and programs. This passion to go the extra mile is also reflected in our firmwide culture statement.

What is a cause that is important to your company?

Eide Bailly is a strong supporter of education and economic growth in our area. In addition, we try to support non-profits and organizations that our partners and staff are personally involved with.

How long has your business been involved with GHD?

Eide Bailly became more aware of this event and started participating in it around 2011. Since it has become more digital (, it makes it easy for staff and businesses to participate in it.

What is a cause that is important to your company?

We have partnered with the Ronald McDonald House of the Red River Valley and Great Plains Food Bank for the past few years. They are both phenomenal organizations working with causes very near to our hearts. This year, we added partnerships with Henrik’s Heroes and Homeward Animal Shelter as well. As our team and our involvement in Giving Hearts Day has grown, we wanted to add more amazing charity partners that our employees personally felt connected to. Our Detroit Lakes office has been very involved in giving to the Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes and Becker County Food Pantry as well.

Strive Chiropractic, Giving Hearts Business Since 2009 (Platinum Partner)

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Why is Giving Hearts Day so important to Strive Chiropractic?

Giving back to the great communities we belong to has been a huge part of who we are since 2009. Through sponsoring local events and teams to raising money for great causes, we have committed to returning the love people have shown us. In 2017, we felt compelled to improve and increase our giving and knew the best opportunity to do so would be if we coordinated efforts with the Dakota Medical Foundation; therefore, The Strive Fund was born! We have been involved with Giving Hearts Day ever since and look forward to it every year. With the help of our unbelievable patients (our Strive family), we truly feel that we receive far more than we give every year!

With so many ways to get involved with GHD, why did your company feel it was important to commit at the platinum level?

We had been already giving at what would be the platinum level for a few years so when the amazing people at DMF met with us to plan our 2020-2021 giving strategies, we jumped all in! The support and guidance we receive from everyone at DMF is phenomenal. I would highly suggest every business in the area find a way to get involved.

Can you tell me about the Strive GIVEBACK Program?

As COVID policies and precautions started to change the normal face-to-face ways we previously raised money, we knew we had to innovate. We created the Strive GIVEBACK Program to allow people to put their health first while helping one of our great partners at the same time. This program allows you to receive a new patient visit at Strive for our VIP card rate of $47 and we then will donate 100 percent of it to the partner of your choice! It is truly a WIN-WIN! Check out strive for more info.

Doosan Bobcat, Giving Hearts Business Since 2009 (Platinum Partner)

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Why is Giving Hearts Day so important to Doosan Bobcat?

At Doosan Bobcat, we have a long history of community involvement. We support the communities in which we live and work and encourage our employees to participate in charitable contributions or volunteerism. That’s why Giving Hearts Day is so important to us, we want to continue to support our communities in areas of greatest need.

With so many ways to get involved, why did your company feel it was important to get involved and support GHD charities?

With our long-standing partnership with The Village Family Service Center, Giving Hearts Day is another example of giving back to worthwhile programs offered by The Village.

Can you tell me about Doosan Cares Days?

Once per year, thousands of Doosan Bobcat employees across the world participate in Doosan Day of Community Service events such as working at local food banks, school or medical facilities; painting or cleaning up local community centers; and performing construction tasks at a variety of charitable facilities and shelters. Our employees enjoy using our equipment and their talents to give back to our communities.

What is a cause that is important to your company?

We recently partnered with Wounded Warrior Project® to give away a new R-Series loader to a deserving veteran. It was an honor to give back to this veteran who served our country. We also donated 100 percent of the proceeds of scale models and co-branded shirts, mugs, and hats to Wounded Warrior Project.

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Brady is the Editorial Director at Spotlight Media in Fargo, ND.