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LOCAL HERO | CHARISM

CHARISM’s Over the Edge Fundraiser Fisher explained, “We have people in our community who do not have an anchor – no family here. Most of the rest of us have extended family to go to in times of need. They don’t have that. They did nothing wrong; they are working their tails off and they need a little bit of help.” But help costs money. CHARISM has a sliding scale for payment for their after-school program: “It costs us $17 a day to do it and most participants pay from $1-2 a day.” That is where fundraising and donations come in. Because CHARISM’s fee for service is so low, CHARISM relies on private donations, grants and fundraising events. One recent event for CHARISM was the Over the Edge fundraiser, which they have facilitated in 2017 and 2018. People raised funds by rappelling over the Black Building in downtown Fargo. Fisher said, “It is just a blast. Participants had a great time.” 34 / THE GOOD LIFE / urbantoadmedia.com

Giving Hearts is also a big fundraiser for CHARISM. This year, they are also thankful that FM Raise Your Spirits selected CHARISM as its recipient for the proceeds from the FM Raise Your Spirits event. Fisher mentioned three specific organizations as “wonderful partners”: United Way of Cass and Clay County, Southeast

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