"We help families bounce and not break"

Spare Key receives matching grant gift from Fargo-Moorhead area foundation

Non-profit organization helping families with seriously ill or critically injured children continues to expand in region with assistance from Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation.

Spare Key, a Minnesota based non-profit that provides housing assistance to families with seriously ill or critically injured children in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota, announced today it has received a matching grant gift from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation.

The matching grant, which requires Spare Key support it through contributions from the  Cass County, North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota area, will be used to support families in these regions who find themselves with a child experiencing a medical crisis.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have this matching grant gift from the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation,” said Erich Mische, Executive Director of Spare Key. “The first family Spare Key served in North Dakota came from the Fargo-Moorhead area, and we are honored to have this financial support to assist others who need our services.

Started in 1997 by Robb and Patsy Keech, Spare Key has provided housing payments to over 1,800 families totaling nearly $1.8 million.  On June 1st, 2013, Spare Key made more housing payments than it made in all of 2012.

“Our mission remains focused on helping families stay involved in the care and recovery of their child by providing housing assistance on their behalf,” said Mische. “This gift will be one step closer for us being able to ensure that any family that needs the help we can provide will be able to get it when they need it most to help them “Bounce and not Break”.