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The following topics each include a list of giving opportunities brought forth by Veterans and their family members, staff, volunteers, and friends of the Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. If you feel led to make a gift (cash/check and/or planned gift) to directly support our Veteran heroes at the Minnesota Veterans Home – Fergus Falls, please contact Gary Harris, Jr. You can also make a direct monetary donation online through our Donation Portal.


Family members, friends and community members play a key role in helping us serve Veterans through donations of time and talents. Several of the following lists illustrate our current needs for special projects, volunteer opportunities and in-kind donation items. For volunteer related questions or more information, please contact Erin Hagen, Volunteer Services Coordinator – Fergus Falls at 218-321-2565.

Fergus Falls Giving Guide

Special Funding Opportunities

  • Recreation Fund $70,000 / Yearly budget
  • Shadow Boxes $80.00 each
  • Flag Replacements $600.00 / Yearly budget
  • Memorial Wall Annual Engraving $3,500 a year
  • Holiday Fund $6,000 a year
  • Bingo Sponsors $80.00-$100.00 per event
  • A new Memorial Wall $35,000

Personal Needs Items / In Kind Gifts

  • Twin size quilts (68x95) (Each new Resident receives a beautiful quilt as a welcome gift. Currently only red, white and blue quilts are accepted as donations)
  • Body-pillow cases (19x62)
  • New pajamas
  • New briefs
  • New T-shirts
  • Fabric Handkerchief
  • Sweatpants 
  • Norelco Shavers
  • Stamps
  • Fishing Poles

Recreational Activities

  • Fishing & Hunting trips
  • Baseball & Football games
  • Pontoon Rides
  • Bowling
  • Scenic Rides
  • Breakfast & Supper Outings
  • Community Outings
  • Picnics
  • Entertainment (Music)
  • Woodworking & Crafts

Special Events

  • Patriotic Programs / Holidays
  • Seasonal Holiday Parties
  • Stars & Stripes Parade
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Fair Days
  • Theme Week Celebration
  • Pheasant Dinner
  • Venison Dinner
  • Fish Fry Luncheon
  • Golf Classic
  • Holiday Pageant
  • Boots on the Ground

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