Giving Back

Kira Vanderlan’s passion for design has been a constant throughout her life. Even before she started her organization and interior design business, Zestful Design, Vanderlan helped declutter and reorganize the homes of friends and family.

Three people at a sleepover.

Maple Grove resident Melissa Swoverland and her daughter Madi have hosted sleepovers for three years benefiting Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners.

Models on the runway at a fashion show

The Do Good, Feel Good, Look Good fashion show fundraiser was called off due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The 11th Annual Girl’s Night Out event was held at The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. The event raised more than $4,000 for Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, which connects those facing breast cancer with resources and financial assistance. 

Nonprofit organization Love Conquers Violence hosted the annual Bags for Nat gathering to raise awareness and funds to prevent domestic violence.

Maple Grove resident Steffany Fleming, founder of Inspire and Flourish

Passionate about empowering youth and giving back to the community, Maple Grove resident Steffany Fleming founded Inspire and Flourish in 2007.

Jessica Van Kirk, affiliate leader of I Support the Girls' Twin Cities Metro location.

I Support the Girls collects personal items for those who can’t afford them.

A volunteer wraps a gift for the Be a Santa to a Senior program.

Be a Santa to a Senior collects gifts from the community and distributes them to seniors to make their holiday more joyful.

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.

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