Give Back with Izzy’s Ice Cream and “13 Days of Giving”

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Updated 1/19/2015

“Why would anyone be thinking Ice Cream in February?” Well, besides the obvious that handmade ice cream is unbelievably yummy and Minnesotans are NOT wimps, Izzy’s Ice Cream Cafe is offering us another reason. Beginning February 1st, Izzy’s is celebrating its “13 Days of Giving”. Each day of the 13 days, Izzy’s will be donating $2 from every single-scoop cone or cup of ice cream towards a different nonprofit. Patrons will also receive a $2 off coupon for Punch Pizza with their single-scoop purchase.

There are actually sixteen nonprofits, because some days Minneapolis and St. Paul will be giving to different entities. All sixteen non profits and the dates you can help them are listed below:

February 1: Open Arms of Minnesota
February 2: Autism Society of Minnesota
February 3: People Serving People
February 4: Roots for the Home Team
February 5: Youth Link
February 6: Fresh Air KFAI
February 7: (in St. Paul) Cycles for Change
February 7: (in Mpls) Cookie Cart
February 8: (in St. Paul) Dangerous Productions
February 8: (in Mpls) Milkweed Editions
February 9: Restart, Inc.
February 10:  Twin Cities Pet Rescue
February 11: Friends of the Mississippi River
February 12: St. Stephan’s Human Services
February 13: (St. Paul) NPH USA
February 13:  (Mpls) Guthrie Theatre Foundation

As part of the 13 days of Giving, owners Jeff and Lara will host an ice cream and movie night on Thursday, February 12th at Riverview Theater. Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $13.00 at the door.  The price includes a pint of ice cream and a screening of Antartica: A Year on Ice. This documentary is recommended for ages 9 and up; more, I think, because it would be hard for younger children to sit through than because of anything objectionable in the content.  I’ve included the trailer below:

You can find more information on the Izzy’s Ice Cream Cafe Website.



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Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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