Giving Back

ira 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.

Attendees at the 2015 Ticked Off gallery opening event at the Maple Grove Arts Center took the Lyme Challenge with a hearty bite into a lime and support for Lyme’s Disease eradication.

Each day starts with an old fashioned “rise and shine” logging call. Boys ages 7 to 17 climb out of their beds at 8 a.m. sharp. Many start their day by grabbing a towel and taking a quick dip in the lake. Flag raising is at 8:15. At 8:20, breakfast is served.

For dogs living on the streets, it is only natural to eat garbage, be riddled with diseases and never know the love of a veterinarian or owner. It’s a game of survival and one without hope.

Committed to serving individuals and families in the Maple Grove area, CROSS Services has taken another step toward making hot meals more readily available to citizens in need.

Maple Grove resident Scott Petinga's life began on May 3, 2004. He was in his early 30s, but the day signaled a rebirth. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer, and it set him on an entirely new path.

Faith’s Lodge is hosting its second annual Hope Walks & Rolls 5K
fundraising event Saturday, May 16, to help families who are coping

Chevy’s Best Car Club, in association with CROSS Services, hosts a monthly car show for charity.

Each year, three young women, ages 17 to 21, serve as goodwill ambassadors and represent Maple Grove at more than 50 events—not only within Maple Grove, but in communities across Minnesota.

David Andersen has heard people say, “Your life story would make a great movie.” It’s a short way of saying that this Maple Grove resident and architect has had his fair share of globe-trotting adventures, and took the crooked path to get there.

Part of what makes our Maple Grove community so great is people’s willingness to give back. Every day, there are people around town donating their time to worthy causes and helping those around them.

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