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Gov Gianforte, Staff Donate Sports Equipment to Intermountain Children’s Home for 12th Day of Giving

Marking the final day of his 12 Days of Giving campaign, Governor Greg Gianforte and his staff today donated new sports equipment to children and staff at the Intermountain Children’s Home.

“Each Christmas across Montana, community groups, churches, schools, and offices come together and give back to neighbors in need,” Gov. Gianforte said. “We saw a need right here in Helena, and our office was proud to contribute some new sports equipment to the children and staff at the Intermountain Children’s Home.” Intermountain Children’s Home is a nonprofit organization based in Helena dedicated to providing hope and healing to children, youth, and families in need of improved mental and behavioral health.

Originally the Montana Deaconess School, Intermountain has been providing care for young Montanans since 1909.

Announced by the governor at the Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, Gov. Gianforte’s 12 Days of Giving campaign highlighted the work of a dozen organizations serving Montanans in need.

  • On the 1st Day of Giving, the governor established a One Warm Coat drive at the State Capitol to help ensure no Montanan goes cold this winter. 

  • On the 2nd Day of Giving, the governor launched a canned food drive competition among state agencies and encouraged Montanans to consider giving to the Montana Food Bank Network or their local food bank. 

  • On the 3rd Day of Giving, the governor visited the Great Falls Rescue Mission to meet with and help distribute donated boots to shelter guests. 

  • On the 4th Day of Giving, the governor, lieutenant governor, and members of the cabinet donated toys to the Helena area Toys for Tots.

  • On the 5th Day of Giving, public health leaders and the governor encouraged Montanans to help address the nationwide blood shortage and become a blood donor through the American Red Cross of Montana.

  • On the 6th Day of Giving, the governor volunteered at the Livingston Food Resource Center and contributed a quarter of his annual governor’s salary to the organization. 

  • On the 7th Day of Giving, the first lady visited the Human Resource Development Council’s Warming Center to sort and organize donated items for residents and tour its Housing First Village. 

  • On the 8th Day of Giving, the governor encouraged Montanans to donate new or gently used books to Hopa Mountain’s StoryMakers Holiday Children’s Book Drive. 

  • On the 9th Day of Giving, the governor and first lady decorated gingerbread houses with young Montanans at Shodair Children’s Hospital in Helena. 

  • On the 10th Day of Giving, the governor contributed a quarter of his annual governor’s salary to the Denton Fire Relief Fund to support the community of Denton in the wake of the West Wind Fire.  

  • On the 11th Day of Giving, the governor and first lady volunteered at the North West Montana Veterans Stand Down and Food Pantry. 

  • On the 12th Day of Giving, the governor and his staff contributed items to children and staff at the Intermountain Children’s Home, which has served young Montanans for over a century.

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