Upcoming Events

Drive Through Diaper Distributions 2022

June 22, 2022

July 20, 2022

Aug 24, 2022

Please call 701-838-1812 for more information.

Golf Tournament 2022

September 8, 2022 @ Vardon Golf Club

3:30 PM Registration

4 PM Start

9-Hole Scramble Format.

All profits will support the work we do in the Minot community to help eliminate poverty. Hope to see you there!

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Corn To Be Wild 2022

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00AM — 4:00PM Central Time

You don't want to miss this a-maize-ing opportunity to support Project BEE and play some Cornhole! In tandem with the Bakken Bombers Cornhole, Project BEE will be hosting this event to raise funds for our programming. All profits will support the work we do in the Minot community to help eliminate poverty. Hope to see you there!

Twice Blessed 2021

St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation’s 6th annual TWICE BLESSED giving program dates are Nov. 15 through Dec. 31, 2022. Every dollar is matched up to our awarded amount.
(Award hasn’t been determined yet).

Giving Hearts Day 2023

February 9th 2023

Founded in 2008, Giving Hearts Day is a 24-hour event for charities in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota. Each year, Giving Hearts Day provides a platform for charities to fund their missions through an ever-increasing community of donors, many of whom get to experience the joy of giving for the first time. The longest-running giving day in the country, Giving Hearts Day has helped participating charities raise more than $110 million since its founding.

In the News

Published: Sept 28, 2021 (KX News)

Winter Warming Center set to open Oct. 1 in downtown Minot

Published: Aug 18, 2021 (Minot Daily News)

Elks respond to COVID-19 impacts

Published: Aug 3, 2021 (KFYR

Project BEE to take over Minot homeless shelter

Published: Jul 21, 2021 (KX News)

Project Bee is a new name for shelter providing help to those in need

Published: Jul 6, 2021 (The Nonprofit Talk)

Nonprofit Fragility Project Ep 12: Rebranding your nonprofit with Liz Larsen

Today we look into another nonprofit that was struggling, and decided to hit reset on everything and completely rebrand. Our guest is Liz Larsen, executive director of Project BEE.

Published: Jun 14, 2021 (Minot Daily News)

YWCA becomes Project Bee

New name, same mission for now local organization

Published: Jun 12, 2021 (Northern Sentry)

Project BEE: A New Era of Community Service

MINOT, N.D. - After 106 years of serving the local community, YWCA Minot is closing the book of their past and starting a new chapter as a nonprofit organization as Project BEE

Published: Jun 12, 2021 (KX News)

A Minot non-profit rebrands itself to emphasize local support

MINOT, N.D. - Out with the old and in with the new — that’s what one Minot non-profit is saying after a rebrand.

Published: Jun 12, 2021 (KFYR)

YWCA Minot is now Project Bee

MINOT, N.D. - A Minot non-profit announced Saturday they are branching off of the national organization and are focusing their efforts locally.

Published: Feb 5, 2021 (KFYR)

Airmen, families reflect on importance of Black History Month on Minot Air Force Base

The African American Heritage Council on Minot Air Force Base hosted its Black History Month kickoff event February 5, at the base exchange. Allison King has seen a lot of history, and during the event she got to witness another milestone.

Published: Jan 27, 2021 (KFYR)

More people turning to help in Minot as pandemic continues

MINOT, N.D. – The North Dakota Continuum of Care is conducting their annual point-in-time, or PIT count, Wednesday, of people who are experiencing homelessness.

Published: Jan 25, 2021 (KFYR)

Liz Larsen Announced as Finalist for Minot’s Citizen of the Year

Liz Larsen the interim director of the Minot YWCA was named for her work on the first Diaper Pantry in western North Dakota.

Published: Jan 19, 2021 (KFYR)

Giving Hearts campaign coming at crucial time for non-profits

MINOT, N.D. – With the pandemic’s effects still being felt across the globe a year later, many people are in need. It makes non-profits like the YWCA an important aid in helping those who are less fortunate.

Published: Dec 17, 2020 (KX NEWS)

Minot business owner using passion for crafting to warm community

A local business owner is using her 50 years of crafting experience to give back.

Lenore Koczon, owner of the Fiber Basket, is in her second year of donating hand-sewn hats and mittens to the Minot YWCA.

Published: Sep 30, 2020 (KFYR)

Drive-through fundraiser supports YWCA Minot

MINOT, N.D. – The YWCA in Minot is trying a new kind of fundraiser after so many were canceled for COVID-19. They teamed up with Cash Wise in Minot to host a drive-through fundraiser. They accepted money, diapers, personal care items, and cleaning supplies. In return people got a pulled pork sandwich lunch. Organizers said it’s been a tough year for the nonprofit...

Published: Sep 10, 2020 (KFYR)

Halls Apartment property donated to Minot YWCA

MINOT, N.D. – Earlier this year, a devastating fire tore through a Minot apartment complex, displacing dozens and destroying a piece of the city’s history along the way. Now community partners are coming together to ensure that the land where what’s left of the apartment sits goes to good use...

Published: Sep 4, 2020 (Jake's Diapers)

COVID-19 Disrupts Rural Areas with Economic Uncertainty

Birthday parties of 2020 will carry their own mark of memorability, likely with a unique twist to the celebration because of COVID-19. For many families struggling with poverty, birthday parties were never something to take for granted.

At Dakota Diaper Pantry, our Diaper Drop partner in North Dakota, one mother was brought to tears when the group organized a party with cake for her child...

Published: Jun 21, 2020 (MINOT DAILY NEWS)

YWCA Minot, Souris Valley Animal Shelter, Magic City Discovery Center pursue federal grant dollars

The YWCA Minot, Souris Valley Animal Shelter and Magic City Discovery Center are looking to apply for grants through the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment program called Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot, which targets communities serving military installations...

Published: Nov 12, 2019 (MINOT DAILY NEWS)

Community answers YWCA Minot’s call for help

It started with a water bill for $2,000 for YWCA Minot. Executive Director Meghan Von Behren immediately knew there was something very wrong with the shelter. They had sewage problems before but they thought they had them solved. After looks from the city and a plumber, the leak was not found...