Benefits & Fundraisers

CHUCK & DON’S EDINA TO HOST HEADING HOME K9 RESCUE ADOPTION EVENT

To celebrate its 28th anniversary, destination pet supplies store Chuck & Don’s will hold an company-wide birthday bash and inaugural adoption event at most locations throughout Minnesota and Colorado. The events, which will take place simultaneously on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, will celebrate 28 years of business by providing activities to customers while supporting local pet adoption organizations.

"Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome"

2018 “Cody’s Dash for Down Syndrome” is on Sat. June 16th at Central Park in Hopkins.  Our event is a 5K run/walk family event, with a kid’s dash, kid’s games, face painting, balloon artists, FREE Dilly Bars, live music, food trucks and much more!!! All of the proceeds from our event support the FREE therapeutic, educational, and social programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, at “Gigi’s Playhouse” in St. Louis Park.

Walk for Animals

Bring your furry friends along for the Animal Humane Society’s annual Walk for Animals. There will be plenty of activities for you and your pets, along with food trucks and even a dog show. 

845 Meadow Lane North, Golden Valley

animalhumanesociety.org

Reach for Ralph

Hammer Residences, Inc. is a Minnesota non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Founded in 1923 by Alvina Hammer, Hammer provides residential caring support for adult and children with developmental disabilities. Hammer Residences, Inc. serves more than 1500 individuals with a wide range of intellectual disabilities like Autism and Down syndrome. Hammer serves 284 people in 36 homes and 10 apartment complexes in the western metro of the Twin Cities. We also provide specialized services to more than 1,600 individuals in their homes.

Style Edina 2018

In collaboration with Explore Edina, fashion retailers from 50th & France, Galleria and Southdale Center are coming together to bring you the latest styles and fashion trends for spring. The event features pop-up shops from Edina boutiques and stores, mimosas, brunch and a fashion show where you can learn tips from local stylist Jodi Mayers.

Reverse Rett Minneapolis

Rett is a severe neurological disorder that is caused by a random mutation on a single gene. Rett Syndrome is like having autism, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s epilepsy, and scoliosis all at once. More than 350,000 children and adults have Rett. We are parents, realatives, and friends of those effected by Rett, who are hosting a fundraiser on April 12, 2018 at Edina Country Club from 6:30-9:00 PM to raise money for research to find a cure for Rett Syndrome.  Please join us.  

Be a Santa to a Senior Holiday Gift Drive

While many seniors enjoy being able to live independently, the holidays can be a difficult time for those who are unable to spend them with friends or loved ones.

This is why the local Home Instead Senior Care® office serving Edina, Eden Prairie, Bloomington, Richfield and the southwest Minneapolis area is inviting the community to come together to bring some comfort and holiday cheer to area seniors through its Be a Santa to a Senior® program.

Southdale YMCA to Host Jesse Larson, Stokley Williams, Jarrod Lawson and St. Paul Peterson for A Night of Classic Soul on November 6, 2017

Four renowned soul singers join forces for this special Y event. 

• Minneapolis native Jesse Larson rose to fame with his appearance on the 12th season of The Voice, where he reached the finals on the strength of his blues-rock growl. 

• Grammy-nominated vocalist, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Stokley is best known as the lead singer and drummer for legendary R&B group Mint Condition. He has crisscrossed the globe, touring with luminaries like Prince, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, and Alicia Keys.

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