Benefits & Fundraisers

Style Show and Luncheon

The Minneapolis Women's Rotary Presents "Derby Days," 34th Annual Style Show and Luncheon, Hosted by WCCO's Mary McGuire

Proceeds benefit organizations helping women in the Twin Cities:

Breaking Free,

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, and

Sarah’s. . .An Oasis for Women

Jack Link’s “Kiss My SAS(quatch)" Fundraiser

To benefit a local Minnetonka animal rescue, Secondhand Hounds, the infamous Jack Link’s Sasquatch will be hosting his very own kissing booth at the Wildside Store in Minneapolis’ Target Center. For every kiss the Sasquatch receives, Jack Link’s will donate $1 to Secondhand Hounds animal rescue. In addition, furry canine friends from Secondhand Hounds will be on-site and available to meet visitors.

"Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome"

2018 “Cody’s Dash for Down Syndrome” is on Sat. June 16th at Central Park in Hopkins.  Our event is a 5K run/walk family event, with a kid’s dash, kid’s games, face painting, balloon artists, FREE Dilly Bars, live music, food trucks and much more!!! All of the proceeds from our event support the FREE therapeutic, educational, and social programs for children and adults with Down syndrome, at “Gigi’s Playhouse” in St. Louis Park.

Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Day Sale

Stop by Buffalo Exchange on Saturday, April 21 for their annual Earth Day $1 Day Sale! Shop a special selection of men’s and women’s clothing and accessories for $1 apiece! All proceeds go to The 5 Gyres Institute in support of their efforts to turn the tide on ocean plastic pollution. $1 items are CASH ONLY and they go quickly, so be sure to arrive early! Don’t forget to BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)! 

Common Sound Music Festival

Beth El Synagogue is partnering with Benilde-St. Margaret’s to present an inaugural outdoor summer concert unlike any other! This unique, unified neighborhood partnership will celebrate a diverse and engaged demographic to attract music lovers of all types. The event will be headlined by the Gin Blossoms with other acts including The Big Wu!

Reach for Ralph

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. Hammer serves 284 people in 36 homes and 10 apartment complexes in the western metro of the Twin Cities. We also provide specialized services to more than 1,600 individuals in their homes.

Random Kindness Relay

Join us for Random Acts of Kindness on the Greenway in Uptown in Minneapolis! Spread ripples of compassion out into the world! You and your team of family and friends will deliver already-assembled Kits of Kindness and gather afterwards for prizes.

All are welcome, including 2-legged and 4-legged friends!
Sunday, April 29th from 1-3pm
Doors open at 12:30pm

For local folks, meet at the Anahata Collaborative, 2836 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407


12:30pm Gather

Girls, Glamour & Giving

 April 19 event offers fashion, food and philanthropy

Girls, Glamour & Giving raises funds for local struggling families


Painting it Forward Community Kindness Rocks Paintathon

Painting it Forward Community Event

Everyday we are bombarded by negativity. What if each one of us took a moment to spread just one act of Kindness. With the Kindness Rock Project - we can do just that. 

Join the Team at Pinot's Palette for a truly special event. Come by yourself, with your children, friends and neighbors and paint rocks with special designs and messages. Take them with you and hide them for others to find unexpectedly. We will provide the rocks and all painting supplies! 


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