Volunteers, projects needed for Magic Day of Giving

Engaging for Impact: A Magic Day of Giving will take place Friday, Sept. 19, and will be the largest volunteer coordinated community service event in Minot.

Volunteer teams of all ages from businesses, service clubs and organizations are invited to sign up and complete a community service project of their choice or complete a project that has been submitted by the community and assigned to their team. Volunteers will spend no more than two hours raking, painting, washing windows, helping nursing home residents, improving local parks and nonprofit organizations while giving back to the Magic City. There are currently more than 200 volunteers signed up and the first 500 volunteers to register will receive a free Magic Day of Giving t-shirt.

The community is also invited to submit possible service projects on behalf of civic, religious and nonprofit organizations. Volunteer teams and projects are due on Friday, Aug. 29.

The event will kick off with a free breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Oak Park where teams will pick up their project assignments and t-shirts. Volunteer teams will then complete their two hour long projects throughout the day. After the volunteer projects are completed, the community and volunteers are invited to attend the free Magic Day of Giving Block Party hosted by the Minot Young Professionals. The party will be located at Oak Park from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will feature bounce houses and magician Blake Krabseth. There will be free hot dogs and hamburgers provided by Halliburton, root beer floats and face painting provided by Baker Hughes and music from the Porta Party D.J.

A Magic Day of Giving is organized and coordinated by volunteers from area businesses and nonprofits including: The Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, Souris Valley United Way, Eide Bailly, First Western Bank & Trust, State Farm, Enbridge, Minot Area Community Foundation, Hess, Minot State University, Home Depot, Dale Carnegie, Minot Young Professionals and Town & Country Credit Union.

Learn more about Engaging for Impact: A Magic Day of Giving at www.engagingforimpact.org or follow them on Facebook.