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Public relations students promote DVCC and ‘Giving Hearts Day’

Minot State University “Public Relations Principles” students are promoting the Minot Domestic Violence Crises Center’s participation in “Giving Hearts Day,” a one-day fundraising event online at  on Feb 11.

Beginning early in the semester, students in the public relations class have been spreading the word about DVCC and “Giving Hearts Day.” Through application of what they are learning in the classroom, students reach out to the local community by distributing fliers, visiting local businesses, writing press releases and articles for the student newspaper and local media. Additionally, some of the students participated in dancing the Macarena alongside members of the community and DVCC during a flash mob Feb. 6 at Dakota Square Mall.

DVCC, in partnership with Dakota Hope Clinic, Independence Inc., Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot Area Council of the Arts, Habitat for Humanity and the Taube Museum of Art, is raising donations and awareness through participating in “Giving Hearts Day.”

Originally launched in 2008, “Giving Hearts Day” is co-hosted by Dakota Medical Foundation, Impact Foundation and Alex Stern Family Foundation. Money raised is put to work in promoting improving health, stocking pantry shelves for the hungry, providing safe shelter for the homeless and people in need, funding great arts performances, providing mentors for at-risk kids and in countless other ways, making life richer for everyone in Minot. Donations of $10 or more will be matched.

The Domestic Violence Prevention Foundation was established in 1995 for the purpose of promoting and financing the Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Inc. DVCC is a private, nonprofit organization dependent on charitable contributions. To donate, visit For questions, contact DVCC at (800)398-1098, or visit online at


Published: 02/08/16

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