The activity schedule for this year.....
November 30, 2019
KFYR 550 AM Radio will kick off this year's campaign
with a 12-hour broadcast starting at 6:00 a.m. at the
Kirkwood Mall, accepting cash donations and
non-perishable food items.
20, 2019 (A.M.)
*****Please park in the Event Center South Parking Lot
and use SE entrance*****
8:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed to sort, stack, and
count all donated and purchased food items in the
Exhibit Hall of the Bismarck Event Center. Sorting and
stacking should be completed by 10:30 am
20, 2019 (P.M.)
more volunteers are needed to pack baskets for the
Tables are set up, each with a particular food item.
Members of motorcycle clubs fill tote boxes with stapes
of food and volunteers pack baskets for the families.
The volunteers move around the tables and food items are
placed in the baskets based on the number of members in
each family. After that is complete, by about 8:30 pm,
Boy Scouts and others take down the tables and sweep up.
Heart campaign loads and delivers baskets.
are needed to add perishable food items to the food
baskets and deliver them to the families.
Dan's Supermarket and Land O'Lakes deliver turkeys,
chickens, bread, milk and coleslaw
to the Exhibit Hall.
Volunteers are needed to
begin to add perishable food
items in food baskets
the Exhibit Hall of the Bismarck Event Center.
a.m. Volunteers with their own vehicles will drive into
the warmth of the Exhibit Hall and turn off their
engines while volunteers load them up with all of the
food baskets for one or more families. When the vehicles
are loaded, the volunteers will drive out and deliver
them to the families making Christmas brighter for them
all, while another group of volunteers will drive into
the Exhibit Hall to repeat the process until all of the
food baskets have been delivered.
After the drivers deliver the food baskets, any
undeliverable baskets are returned. Some last-minute
families will get the undeliverable baskets, with the
rest being delivered to the Salvation Army, the Soup
Kitchen and/or Ruth Meier's Hospitality House.
By 10:30 a.m., the work is
basically done and planning for the 91st Open Your Heart
campaign for December 2020 begins.
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