Giving Back

This Thanksgiving, members of the Rotary Club of Edina and their families will be gathering not to eat a large meal, but to prepare meals for others in the community.

Giving back is nothing new to Edina residents: Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, or VEAP, puts on a holiday toy drive each year in Edina, where community members donate toys for those unable to purchase gifts for their children.

Among this year’s honorees at Edina’s volunteer recognition reception was Dave Bush, who has been lending a helping hand to Edina football for 37 years. Dave grew up in Minneapolis and started playing football in the fifth grade through a park program.

If you’re familiar with the saying, “If you need help, try the busiest person in the room,” you might know Chelsea Korsh.

An event at Westin Galleria raised funds for families facing cancer.

Each year, Connecting with Kids, a program of the Edina Community Foundation, recognizes people in our community who’ve had a powerful influen

While attending Washington University in St. Louis, Rachel Mairose was involved with animal rescues. She wanted to continue that involvement when she returned to her hometown of Edina after graduation. So a few years later, in 2009, she decided to start her own pet rescue organization.

In the process of becoming an Eagle Scout, 15-year-old Will Burns, an Edina resident and St. Thomas Academy student, and his Boy Scout troop set out to initiate service projects in the community. Will decided to do something unique.

Edina entrepreneur Bob Molhoek describes his online shopping interface, iMyne, as a hybrid of eBates and iGive, marrying good deeds and good deals to amplify shoppers’ philanthropic potential. A free browser plug-in notifies users of available cash-back incentives.

I have always enjoyed sports. Not necessarily playing them because I’m not particularly athletic and mostly prefer to participate in activities where I’m unlikely to be injured, like reading.