As one of the longest standing nonprofits in Minot, Project Bee has a history of being available for the immediate needs of those in the community through a multitude of projects and programs. The organization may be most known for their warming center and diaper pantry, but some other more seasonal-specific Project Bee programs are also underway.
Remembrance Day and Twice Blessed are just two of the different, but important, projects happening now and in the near future the community should be aware of.
Remembrance Day is a somber event to honor those homeless members of the community who have lost their lives. On Dec 21st, the longest night of the year, at 7pm, the Project Bee staff along with members of local government and organizations will gather around a bonfire and pay their respects. There will be a solemn candle lighting as a prayer offered by Pastor Elaine from Zion Lutheran Church. Liz Larson, Executive Director for Project Bee, said this night is hosted on this often frigid night because it helps us remember that being out in the cold in this community is very often the reality of some people. She said the workers at Project Bee are “sometimes the only someone in a person’s life,” and their lives still deserved to be honored. Liz invites the public to join them at 205 3rd St SE for this special night.
While this is the season of remembrance, it is also the season of joy and giving. This time of year, many people are wrapped up with the idea of giving gifts to their loved ones, but it is also a time to think about year-end charitable giving. Finances are tight for a lot of people these days, and making every dollar count has never been more important. That’s why Project Bee has once again partnered with Twice Blessed to maximize monetary donations in the month of December. The Twice Blessed program is operated by INSPIRITUS Community Health Foundation, which matches donations—essentially doubling the amount donated—to deserving non-profits like Project Bee. This means most donations made to Project until Dec 31st will be not once, but TWICE, the amount donated. To take advantage of this yearly giving greatness, go to https://inspiritnd.com/project/project-bee/ and donate today.
Monetary support from the community is always appreciated, but Liz mentioned that there are other ways to help and serve in the community as well. She and the team at Project Bee have many opportunities for individuals, families or groups to come in and serve their time to give back. Liz also mentioned that they love speaking to people with specific talents or gifts for serving and are open to new opportunities and ideas.
If you are interested in donating your time to the Minot Community through Project Bee, please reach out to the Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com.