Giving Back

Amy Arellano, founder of pet food nonprofit Feeding Furry Friends, pets two of her dogs.

After working with The Rescue Bank, Amy Arellano founded her own pet food nonprofit, Feeding Furry Friends.

Art by Laura Stanke, featured artist at Reflect Salon in Maple Grove

Twenty percent of Laura Stanke's proceeds from art sales at Reflect Salon will go towards cancer nonprofit Hello Gorgeous!

A backpack full of school supplies donated to the Rock Elm Tavern backpack drive.

Rock Elm Tavern in Maple Grove and Plymouth are offering patrons $10 for use towards their next visit in exchange for donations of new backpacks.

Runners participate in the District 279 Foundation's Reading is Fun 5K.

The District 279 Foundation's Reading is Fun 5K supports reading and benefits local school libraries.

A collection of items from local brands which MN Brands for Good offers for fundraisers, including items from Triple Crown BBQ, Hip Pop Gourmet Popcorn, City Girl Coffee and more

MN Brands for Good offers locally-sourced goods for fundraisers.

Richard and Carla Bahr, founders of nonprofit Threshold to New Life, serve food to people experiencing homelessness.

With Threshold to New Life, the Bahrs’ main focus is to help people obtain stable housing.

Susan and Eric Elwer

In August 2017, Susan Elwer officially launched Hands & Feet with her husband, Eric.

When the Emlong family moved to Maple Grove from Denver in 2015, their to-do list started out like any family’s would.

A festive event is on the horizon as Primrose School of Maple Grove hosts its 10th Spring Fling Carnival and Charity Fundraiser. Celebrating the school, children, families and the community, it’s the largest event for the school, and many in the community look forward to it.

St. John’s Lutheran School students, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, teamed up with other local Lutheran schools to raise money for hurricane victims in Texas. The funds went to a fellow Lutheran school in the Houston area which was severely damaged in Hurricane Harvey.

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