smiling children enjoy life after being positively impacted by HOPE, Inc and Gate City

$10k Donation for HOPE, Inc. Brings Virtual Fashion Forward.

We didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic prevent people with mobility challenges from having a blast in fall 2020. As part of HOPE, Inc.’s ninth annual fashion show, we donated $10,000 in Visa gift cards so participants could purchase stylish clothing for the virtual video event.

This fashion show is one of many programs offered by HOPE, Inc., which serves over 180 local families. The nonprofit provides sports and recreational opportunities critical to the health and development of children and adults with mobility challenges, helping them achieve their full potential.

The event had usually taken place at a physical location – most notably Horizon Middle School in Moorhead, MN – but in fall 2020 it was done via video, thanks to the support of Gate City Bank and others.

Donated to HOPE, Inc.
Local Families Served
Fashion Show Impact from COVID-19

At Gate City Bank, our core purpose is to create a better way of life for customers, communities and team members. That includes supporting local nonprofits like HOPE, Inc. In the years leading up to 2020, we provided volunteers and logistical support to help make the fashion show a success. And while COVID-19 was an additional factor in 2020, we pushed forward, and it made a huge difference.

“Each of the HOPE, Inc. participants is truly an inspiration. We’re so thankful for the opportunity to make a difference by helping them have a great time and enjoy some cool clothing styles. When you look good, you feel good.”
Kevin Warner
Gate City Bank Senior Vice President of Business Banking

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