Organization Description: 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. 275 adults reside in 36 group homes and 10 apartment programs in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. Read more about Reach for Ralph
Benefits & Fundraisers
Breanna’s Star is a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving in support of Breanna’s Gift, an organization bringing classes & workshops in visual arts, dance, music, theater and “Art Takeout” to children at Ronald McDonald House Upper Midwest and Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul and Minneapolis. The event includes appetizers, wine and beer, silent and live auctions, a make-it-yourself art project and entertainment by country/rock/swing band Trailer Trash. Attire is casual. Read more about Breanna’s Star: a Night of Art, Celebration and Giving
Come to the 1st Annual Winter Wellness Expo & 5k!
What a great way to reset after the holidays by attending a health & wellness expo and run a race with your friends and family. Be a champion of wellness to your community! Read more about First Annual Winter Wellness Expo & 5k
Alzheimer’s Association annual Purple Gala is a time to celebrate and honor the
lives of people impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The evening
includes a reception and silent auction followed by a gourmet dinner, live
auction, entertainment, and after party with a live band. Proceeds from the
Gala raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to an evening 5K run followed by a night on the town like no other. The fitness-inspired “happy hour” begins with a timed 5K run and ends with a post-race Lifestyle Market of festive proportions! Read more about Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove 5k and Outdoor Fitness Jam!
Primrose School of Maple Grove will be hosting its annual Spring Fling Charity Fundraiser and Family Carnival. There will be plenty of fun games and activities for the kids, a silent auction for the adults and food and fun for all. All money collected will be donated to the Primrose Childrens Foundation and a local chairity. This event is open to the public. Read more about Primrose Maple Grove Spring Fling
Visit Maynard's Restaurant in Rogers from open to close Monday, Nov. 30 and 100% of food and beverage sales are donated to CROSS. Take out orders encouraged and included in donation.
CROSS is a nonprofit organization serving families and individuals living in Maple Grove, Osseo, Rogers, Champlin (West), Corcoran, and Dayton. Read more about Eat, Drink, Give at Maynard's Restaurant Nov. 30 to Support CROSS Services
From the organizer:
For the second year in a row, dozens of local retailers will participate in an alternative campaign to Black Friday, known as Plaid Friday. Started five years ago in Oakland, Calif., Plaid Friday encourages consumers to put their holiday gift dollars back into the local economy by shopping at stores in their own communities. Read more about Plaid Friday
Give locally on Give to the Max Day by connecting with CROSS Services! Simply go to CROSSservices.org and click on the “donate” button.
Starting Nov. 1, donations can be scheduled for Nov. 12 or make an online donation directly on Give to the Max Day. Funds raised stay local to support families and individuals facing hunger and housing concerns in the communities of Maple Grove, Rogers, Osseo, Corcoran, Dayton, and west Champlin.