Bergseth Brothers December 2nd – 6th, 2024

Picture hundreds of elves (volunteers) coming together for five days, to fill stockings (boxes) into Santa’s sleigh (your car). Our annual Week of Giving is a week-long event that has taken place at Bergseth Brothers’ since inception. December 2nd – 6th, 2024 will be our 7th year that our partners at Bergseth’s will have hosted this grand event. It truly is our North Pole. The Bergseth Brothers’ facility serves as our staging ground for all products and gifts purchased during the fundraising efforts at the Great North Pole Gala, Giving Hearts Day, and other Secret Santa’s throughout the year. Through community partnerships and philanthropic community members, we are able to purchase over 100 assorted products from basic needs (products like deodorant, shampoo and toothbrushes) to quality winter gear (coats/snow pants/hats & gloves) to multiple food items and even included a few games for the kids like Mr. Potato Head & Uno. The Great Plains Food Bank is another community partner that helps us arrange close to 2 weeks’ worth of food to be delivered to our families.

2023 Week of Giving Success

Our non-profit is a volunteer-based community effort and extends from the Board of Directors to the Great North Pole Gala, to the Week of Giving. Other than our executive director, The Great North Pole is 100% volunteers. Hundreds of volunteers from the community package and deliver helpful holiday cheer. Our first year there were holiday boxes delivered to 286 families. Through generous partners, an extremely giving community, and an army of over 1,300 elves that are enthusiastic about giving back to friends and neighbors that need a little help over the Christmas season, we were blessed in 2023 through the generosity of our donors during Giving Hearts Day, our annual gala, and our Secret Santas to supply just over 4,100 local individuals in need with Helpful Holiday Boxes. It is truly inspiring to see the magic of how our communities continue to come together to share the spirit of Christmas during good and challenging times.


Our Partners

The Great North Pole partners with 16 area schools in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead.