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Support our Mission!
The Downtown Community Partnership needs the support our our community now more than ever! As a 501(c)6 non-profit we are here to support the small businesses in Downtown Fargo and promote the neighborhood to make it a vibrant, healthy city center.
Ways to support:
With the COVID-19 crisis affecting all aspects of our operations we are asking for your support so we can continue our mission of making the heart of Fargo a thriving and exciting place for our whole community to enjoy!
-Sponsor a small businessr
-Sponsor a "Gift Card Blitz"
-Sponsor an event
-Sponsor boosted posts
Using your Downtown Fargo Gift Cards
Use your Downtown Fargo Gift Cards over the phone by following these simple steps!
1. Take out your Downtown Fargo gift Card and call the number on the back of the card(1.800.755.8713)
2. Tell the EML representative that you would like to make a purchase over the phone at your local small business and ask for THE CREDIT CARD INFO ASSOCIATED WITH THE CARD.
3. The EML representative will ask for the 16 digit number on the back of your card and also for the security code in the lower left hand corner of the card.
4.After confirming information from your card they will provide you with the credit card number, CVV, and expiration date that will allow the small business to manually enter the card info into their register.
5. You can now use your Downtown Fargo Gift Card to pay for your purchase of items or food from the list of participating retailers,
*Participation businesses can be found at https://downtownfargo.com/product/downtown-fargo-gift-card/
*Downtown Gift Cards can only be used at the listed businesses
*You cannot tip with the card. Tips must be left with cash or on another form of payment.
**Please check your balance before purchasing. If your balance is less than the purchase total the business will do a split tender transaction using the balance on the gift card and the rest of the total on another form of payment.
We have a common emergency to face, finding again the sense of community. The Fargo-Moorhead community is resilient and can conquer anything. Let's meet this challenge all together. Even though it might look like our lives are suspended, even though we find it hard to accept this sense of unpredictability, it is not the moment to stop. It's the moment to do anything possible. Solidarity and collaboration among the businesses and residents are crucial during this crisis. The independent small businesses and nonprofits are suffering and are at risk of never recovering. These are the businesses and groups that make our city unique and serve those that need it most. You. Let's do what we can to shop local and donate to our most at risk local businesses. Everywhere new ideas are emerging to get in touch with each other so find it all in one place. Below are links to resources that can help support our small businesses, restaurants, bars, and nonprofits. Thank you for your generosity and let's show the world that we are #FMStrong!
Supporting Local in the COVID-19 Crisis
Hospitality for Healthcare
The FMWF Convention & Visitors Bureau, FMWF Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Community Partnership and FM Area Foundation have put together a Hospitality for Healthcare Fund to show support for healthcare workers and first responders as well as community restaurants.
Participating restaurants are offering a flat $15 discount to healthcare employees and first responders through the month of May. The fund will be used to reimburse those restaurants the cost of the discounts.
Individuals working in the healthcare industry as well as first responders can simply ask for the healthcare discount and show their badge upon pick-up or delivery.