What are some ways to get your hearts ready to give thanks?
The Hosts of the Great Give Back Challenge are excited to help you get your hearts ready for the upcoming holidays! If you haven’t been able to participate in the GGBC of 2015, here are some options for the week of Thanksgiving.
Just Added! BeARTrageous is inviting you into their studio for some amazing We Can Give Back Projects.
- Wednesday, November 11th 6:30-8pm
Holiday Card Making workshop with beARTrageous to benefit Foster Art. Come on into the studio and create holiday cards with different mediums to be printed into sets of Holiday cards. A portion of the proceeds from the card sales will benefit kids in foster care.
- Wednesday, November 11th 6:30-8pm
Address: 2121 W. 21st Street, Minneapolis, MN 55405 612-423-7554
- Cookie Cart
Wednesday, November 18, 10 am-Noon
Join other Twin Cities families at a one of a kind bakery located in North Minneapolis. Included in the Event
-Introduction to Cookie Cart
-Tour of our bakery
Address: 1119 West Broadway Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55411
- Doing Good Together
Friday, November 20 5 pm-7:30
It’s DGT’s National Family Volunteer Day Family Service Fair. Families come together at the Midtown Global Market to do some hands-on service projects! We are very excited to partner with Doing Good Together. Join us to drop in whenever you are able to to make a difference with organizations like Volunteer America and Bundles of Love. There will be live entertainment as well.
- Minnesota Transportation Museum
Saturday, November 21 10 am-4 pm
Take some time out at the Minnesota Tranportation Museum to make a card for a kiddo who is in the hospital. Include finger puppets or a crown or confetti. It’s not fun to be in the hospital, and we can help make someone’s day a little happier!
Address: 193 Pennsylvania Ave. E. St. Paul, MN. 55130
- Toylend USA
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22
Toylend USA is holding a coat drive for The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program. In addition to being an online toys and baby gear rental service, we want to make sure children’s basic needs are taken care of, especially for those who are in need. Please considering supporting Toylend USA’s charitable efforts.
Click here for more information about Toylend.
How to make a donation?
You pledge to donate new or gently-used coats and winter accessories by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can use “Coats for Kids” in the subject line.
Toylend USA will send an employee to collect your donations on Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22. You don’t need to be at home. You can leave your donations at your front door. We will leave you a small gift from Toylend USA.
Thank you for supporting Toylend USA’s charitable efforts.
About Coats for Kids
The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program has been keeping Twin Cities children warm for 30 years. In that time, donors have given nearly 325,000 coats and winter accessories to local families in need. Learn more at GiveCoats.org.
About Twin Cities Salvation Army
The Twin Cities Salvation Army serves more than 218,000 people a year through its local centers of operation, including 15 housing and shelter facilities and eight food shelves. It serves nearly 1,400 hot meals each day and shelters more than 1,000 people every night. Read more at SalvationArmyNorth.org.
- BeArtrageous at Jones-Harrison Residence
Sunday, November 22 3-7 p.m.
CIDNA ART MART Holiday Sale & Social Come shop from local artists for the holidays and support our community. Cider & Cookies will be served and a chance to win some door prizes. There will be a beARTrageous Creation Station and any studio memberships or holiday gift sets purchased will have a portion of the proceeds benefit The Salvage Project.
Address: Jones-Harrison Residence Assisted Living at 3700 Cedar Lake Ave, Minneapolis, MN 612-920-2030
- Feed My Starving Children
Monday, November 23 Noon-2 pm
Anyone over the age of 5 can pack food for hungry kids with Feed My Starving Children. Sign up to pack food with FFTC at the Coon Rapids location.
Address: 401 93rd Avenue NW Coon Rapids, MN 55433
We only have 25 spots, so act quickly. Sign your family up using this link. There is also an adult-to-child ratio.
- Grade 10-12: 5 students to 1 adult
- Grade 7-9: 4 students to 1 adult
- Grade 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult
- Grade K-2: 1 student to 1 adult
If you have little ones younger than 5, let me know ASAP so I can make child care arrangements at the Packing Site!
Friday, November 27, 10 am-6 pm
Thank you to our Great Give Back Challenge Sponsors!