For the eighth year in a row, the Trinity Health Foundation raised money for the KHRT Horn of Plenty. The Horn of Plenty provides needy families within a 100-mile radius of Minot with assistance right before Christmas. This help comes in the form of a turkey, perishable food items (potatoes, onions, milk, butter, etc.), non-perishable food items, and toys that can be used as Christmas gifts for families with children. The Horn of Plenty does not provide the family with just one meal – it provides a week’s worth of groceries at a critical time during the year. In the past three years, more than 1,000 families have benefitted through the Turkey Drive and the Horn of Plenty. Last year, families who received assistance had more than 550 children between the ages of 0 to 16 years old. This meant more than 55% of the individuals helped were less than 17 years old.
Through the donations made by Trinity Health staff, Board members and other friends, the Foundation
exceeded its goal by raising more than $11,400 this year. In addition to the monetary donations, Trinity Health staff members helped to pack and deliver the baskets to area families.
“Thanks to the wonderful generosity that has been displayed by Trinity Health staff members, Board members, and other friends of Trinity Health Foundation, we eclipsed the goal that we set for this year. The donations that were made are greatly appreciated and will positively impact families in the region. Our partnership with KHRT and the Horn of Plenty makes a difference in the health and wellness of the community and gives families hope at a critical time of the year.” – Al Evon, Director, Trinity Health Foundation
A perspective on the Horn of Plenty by a staff member who helped deliver the gift baskets to families in need.
“I had the opportunity to help fill boxes last year for the Horn of Plenty, and I also got to help deliver them to families. This is such an awesome event and a wonderful way to help others in the community. I strive each and every day to be the best person I can be and to help others as much as possible, and I want to teach my children to want to help others as well. This was a great opportunity for me to involve my children and to teach them how important it is to help others. I want my children to know that they can make a difference, and I want them to have compassion for others. As they filled boxes with toys and food, they asked a lot of questions about who would be on the receiving end of these gifts and food items. It opened a discussion about how we can help other children whose parents may not be able to buy toys or food and why. I am hoping that by helping with the Horn of Plenty, they got to see that they can take steps to make a difference and that they may feel inspired to perform more acts of kindness in the future. By having my children help firsthand in this project, it helped them gain a better understanding of how they can help with poverty in our community. Filling of the boxes was fun and hands on! Delivering the baskets was rewarding and a great learning experience for my family. People were very thankful to see us pull up to their home and deliver food and toys. It was a blessing to help, and I hope to help in years to come.” —KS