Paying It Forward

Since we started Papa’s Pumpkin Patch in 1983, our focus has been on families, education and fun. We’re closing in on $1 million to charities and beneficiaries with your help. Here’s how it works:

  • you have an able-bodied group or organization that also has a focus on families, education (and fun always helps);
  • you could use some funds to meet your mission; and
  • you’re willing to go to work for your charitable cause in September and October.

Papa’s is run by an extended family and an amazing group of volunteers who believe in paying it forward for others. On weekdays, that means 15-20 people per day. On weekends, we usually have 100+ volunteers on site to make sure things run smoothly and guests have an amazing experience.

The following list of 65+ volunteer groups and charities made Papa’s Pumpkin Patch possible in 2016. The first group are those who volunteer their time and talent in exchange for a donation to their organization. The second group represents organizations that Papa’s supports because we believe it’s the right thing to do.

PAPA’S VOLUNTEER GROUPS

American Diabetes Association

BECEP “Touch” Program

Bishop Ryan Catholic School

Bismarck Century Centahnas

Bismarck Chapter – North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers

Bismarck Blizzard Girls Hockey

Bismarck Dollars for Scholars

Bismarck High School Fastpitch

Bismarck Legacy Girls Basketball and Volleyball

Bismarck Legacy Cheer Team

Bismarck Lions Club

Bismarck-Mandan Special Olympics

Bismarck-Mandan Retired Teachers Association

Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network

Bismarck Public Schools Foundation

Boy Scouts of America

Burleigh County 4-H

Capitol Shakespeare

Central Dakota Humane Society

Dakota Star Gymnastics

Delta Kappa Gamma

Designer Genes

Ehrmantraut’s Academy of Martial Arts and Music

God’s Child

GROW Gardening Program

Mandan High School FFA

Mandan High School Science Club

National Active and Retired Federal Employees

North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology

North Dakota Leadership Seminar

North Star Lions

PATH, Inc.

PEO Chapter AJ

Re-Building Together

Ronald McDonald House

Steppin’ Up Dance

St. Mary’s Grade School PTO

St. Mary’s Central High School Cheer Team

St. Mary’s Parish Youth Group

Therapeutic Riding 4 Heart and Soul

United Methodist Men’s Group

University of Mary DECA

University of Mary Occupational Therapists

Western North Dakota Lutheran Synod

Wilton High School FFA

PAPA’S CHARITIES

Area Assisted Living and Care Centers (7)

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

Bismarck Parks and Recreation

Hazen Pre-School

Horizon Middle School

MOPS of Evangel

Morton County Achievement Awards

North Dakota FFA Foundation

Open Your Heart

Prairie Public Television and Radio

Rita Murphy PTA

Ruth Meier’s Hospitality House

Salvation Army

St. Mary’s Cemetery

Tracy’s Sanctuary

Trinity Lutheran “Banquet”

United Way of Bismarck-Mandan

URL Radio