We are here to assist where we can, lead where we have to and make a way where life situations have gridlocked the ability of our community to move forward.

It's that time again!
The Drive ended Feb. 2016, a total of $23,276 was donated.
Details still to come.
 Link here for the 2013-2014 One Fund Drive Detail Page  
 Link Here to see our One Fund Drive 2013 results

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Link Here to view our active status with the IRS


We would like to thank Gary Alumni, residents and other grant organizations for your monthly, annual and one time donations making it another great year for Gary Cares.

Get Out & Play Tennis and Basketball

The newly named Elwood Narum Recreational Park will be dedicated June 18, 2016 following the Gary Days Parade. Everyone is welcome.

Gary Fire Hall

Our founding president, Elwood Narum was one of the driving forces behind the Gary Volunteer Fire Department's endeavor to build a new building. He left $39,000 to the City of Gary in his will. The will was read March 11. If it is not contested, the donation will be given to the city. The fire hall will be moved to the now vacant West Central Ag building the summer of 2016. The buildings will be retrofitted to include the fire hall, wellness center, city office and city garage.

2015-2016 One Fund Drive (ended Feb. 15, 2016)

$23,276 was donated by residents of Norman County. Details to follow.

Shock & Awe youth philanthropy group

Shock & Awe youth philanthropy group representing three high schools in Norman County will have granted $60,000 into the county during the 2015-16 school year. Their grants are distributed through Gary Cares.  Go to www.Shock-Awe.org for more information.

Gary Cares is about people!  The little city of Gary is a wonderful place to live, raise a family and enjoy life.  Our community is a rural farming community with generations of family farmers, skilled laborers and an education system that we are very proud of.  Stop in and say "hi" sometime.  You won't regret it.

Gary Cares holds Minnesota Gambling Permit #X-92573
allowing us to hold raffles and other fund raisers for our community.

Gary Cares c/o Audrey Felske 301 Strand St. Gary MN. 56545 email: redfels@arvig.net Phone 218.356.8641

By Laws PDF   MN Certificate of Incorporation.