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.

For hard-core distance runners to casual walkers and kids with energy to burn, the Autumn Woods Classic winds  through the picturesque 4,900-acre Elm Creek Park Reserve, featuring runs and walks for all ages, fun activities and breathtaking fall colors.

Students in Kidstop at Maple Grove’s Weaver Lake Elementary School and in the Cosmic Club summer program partnered with the University of Minnesota Gophers last summer to raise funds for Sports Gift, a California based company that distributes sports equipment to more than 50 countries all over t

Many times, it’s challenging to find volunteers, time and resources to support the needs in our community. However, the tables have turned as Keller Williams Classic Realty Northwest is ready to help, but is struggling to find people in the Maple Grove area who could benefit from extra support.

Sarah Jackson said “yes” to helping with an area event to raise funds for cancer victims but didn’t truly know what she was getting herself into. A National Honor Society student and Maple Grove High School hockey team member, Jackson was looking to collect service hours.

Maple Grove resident Lisa Beckendorf is a 15-year pancreatic cancer survivor—one of only 6 percent who survive this deadly diagnosis.

Kidstop students at Maple Grove’s Weaver Lake Elementary School partnered with the University of Minnesota Gophers this summer to raise funds to distribute sports equipment to communities in over fifty countries all over the world to help provide sports to impoverished children.

Sounds of spontaneous creativity can be heard in the new Maple Grove Rotary Music Park. Nestled in at Town Green near the library and outdoor amphitheater, this new music park provides a place to meander, relax and create music.

Maple Grove moms are at the forefront of their children’s education. They know what works at the homework table after school, they know what their kids are learning and they know when their kid’s school needs support.

From supporting children with terminal illness to helping pack food at the C.R.O.S.S food shelf, Charitable Housewives knows how to be superwomen in the truest sense of the word.

Maple Grove, as the name would imply, is a well-forested town.

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