Gianforte Visited Hi-Line Home Programs In Sidney, Nov. 30 As Part Of His 12 Days Of Giving

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte visited Hi-Line Home Programs in Sidney as part of his 12 Days of Giving Campaign, Thursday, Nov. 30. His third visit to Sidney this year was a blessing to the non-profit that services seven counties.

During Gianforte's 12 Days of Giving Campaign he travels around Montana, donating his entire salary to non-profits helping the people of Montana. For the third day of his campaign, he came to Sidney and recognized Hi-Line Home Programs, donating a check for $20,425, according to Gianforte, a quarter of his salary.

Hi-Line helps by screening children for developmental disabilities and other challenges as well as refer the parents and caretakers to services to help the children through their formative years. According to their website,, they have been promoting effective child and family development since 1979. Three employees of Hi-Line were there to accept the check; Sheila Doll, program director; Sherrie Moon, FSS assistant, Glasgow; and Billie Jo Mullin, in-home services, Sidney. Desiree Guillen-Molina, a Sidney local and foster parent, brought one of her charges and Hi-Line client, Philly, and a three-page list of concerns she and other local foster parents are having to deal with to give to Gianforte. The governor discussed with those gathered his connections and concerns for foster parents and parents of those with developmental disabilities and answered questions posed by the attendees. Hi-Line happily accepts financial donations but what they are in need of the most is employees. According to Doll, "Education is a plus, but Hi-Line will provide training for employees."

Gianforte had nine more stops on his campaign when he left Sidney Nov. 30. He has been doing the 12 Days of Giving to spotlight 12 charities that serve Montanans in need every year since 2021.


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