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FAITH4HOPE SCHOLARSHIP FUND Faith4Hope is a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. The problem of poverty is complex. It won’t yield to a simple solution or a quick fix. It requires an integrated approach that begins with meeting immediate needs but reaches much further to help people achieve independence and to alleviate the root causes of poverty. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.

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WHO WE ARE

A Distinct Identity

A brief description about us, Faith4Hope Scholarship Fund is a 501c3 non-profit organization established by Faith Dixon and C. Hope Shields in 2016 in Fargo, ND. We saw the need to help the many families that cannot afford the necessities to provide for their families. Faith4Hope is one of the fast growing and busiest Food Pantries on the north side of Fargo serving the F-M community. At the end of 2020, we had served well over 1000 families and have given over 200,000 pounds of food. Faith4Hope is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our non-profit organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. Through our programs; Back2School Backpack Giveaway, Thanksgiving Basket, Food Pantry, Joyfest, Juneteenth, and our soon to come After-School Matters Community Center, we are committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. The problem of poverty is complex. It won’t yield to a simple solution or a quick fix. It requires an integrated approach that begins with meeting immediate needs while working to reach further to help people achieve independence and alleviate the root causes of poverty. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good. Our board is empowered by creating opportunities for individuals within our communities

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PROGRAMS

Making A Difference

Faith4Hope is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a holistic approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.

HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS

As the holidays draw near, many families begin preparing for abundant feasts and old family traditions. However, for many more, the holidays often bring a struggle simply to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their children. At Faith4Hope, Thanksgiving presents a time to help those struggling families prepare for their own holiday traditions. We would like to give each family in need a Thanksgiving food basket.  We are seeking in-kind or monetary donations to purchase the following items for the baskets: turkeys, ham, canned or fresh vegetables, rolls, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, and a pie.

FAITH4HOPE FOOD PANTRY

FOOD PANTRY OPERATION HOURS

DUE TO COVID-19

FRIDAYS ONLY 130PM-3PM

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CHRISTMAS IN THE DAKOTAS

Since 2016, FAITH4HOPE Christmas in the Dakotas Program has provided additional support to low income families in our community. This program relieves poverty for low-income families with children over the Christmas season. low-income families with those wishing to help a disadvantaged family celebrate Christmas. This program is critical for the young children who are impacted by the loss of income that leaves their parents struggling to provide even the most basic needs of shelter and food.
Donations from our community help to alleviate the pain and desperation experienced by those continuing to live in poverty and also the newly poor resulting from the dramatic downturn in the economies of the world and an aging work-force. Your support is deeply appreciated.

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FAITH4HOPE BACKPACK GIVEAWAY

Faith4Hope Back to School event offers free backpacks, school supplies, hair cuts, and health screenings to the public at no charge. We host this free event at a venue where we have volunteers come, pack, and organize the backpacks.  Faith4Hope School Supply Drive exists to remove one barrier that local families can have to learning.  We know that when a child goes to school, with the tools they need on the first day, they are better prepared to learn. In the last 3 years, through this event we’ve distributed over 900 backpacks, full of brand new school supplies, to local Cass and Clay County K-12th grade students. We have collaborated with other local businesses and non- profit organizations such as Children Of Hope Childcare, Dakota Boys Ranch, Latter Rain Ministries, P’S & Q’S Etiquette, PHD Hair Salon and many others. Faith4Hope believes that strong communities are built on healthy families.

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What is Joyfest?
The pandemic kept us inside, but joy will bring us out. Joy fest is a collective effort to provide healing and resources to meet the community’s needs. From Therapist, to entrepreneurship opportunity , many other stations set up live art and poetry. Free Food, live entertainment, arts and crafts, Dunk contest to pie eating contest. Joy fest is a force to be reckoned with. Island park the heart of the city will beat at the drum of joy, let us all come together to learn, to grow and lastly Enjoy One another.

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What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in GalvestonTexas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday. 

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KEY PEOPLE

Committed to the Cause

Since our founding in 2016, FAITH4HOPE SCHOLARSHIP FUND has developed and grown in a positive direction. We’re very proud of the diversity of our staff, and their abilities to contribute their own unique experience and skills to our success. Find out more about some of our team members below.

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FAITH DIXON

Founder/President

Faith Shields-Dixon is a Chicago- native who relocated to North Dakota in 2003. Faith is an entrepreneur and the founder of Faith4Hope-a nonprofit organization committed to helping low-income families achieve lasting independence. Faith also owns and founded Children Of Hope ChildCare and Urban Beauty Supply. She has been a prominent voice in Fargo’s Black Lives Matter Demonstrations as well as a leader of civic engagement, Vice President of the ND NAACP, and organizing the masses in demanding accountability and transparency amongst the Fargo Police Department. In October 2020.

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"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

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  • "2020" Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
    Sun, Nov 15
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    Nov 15, 2020, 1:00 PM – Nov 21, 2020, 2:00 PM
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