Benefits & Fundraisers
Lace up your running shoes for a good cause! Take part in this annual run/walk along the Mississippi river that benefits the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Participants can bring their kids, complete the 5k or an individual 10-mile run. Read more about Goldy’s Run 2020
Start your Sunday off with movement for a cause. The Colon Cancer Coalition has teamed up with Get Your Rear in Gear–Twin Cities for a day of support and awareness with any physical activity of your choice. Go solo or create your own online team for a fun day of fitness. Read more about Virtual Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities
This fun evening includes live music by Trailer Trash Band, the ever-popular Wall of Wine, and Emily Engberg, our MC and event auctioneer. There is always a very LIVELY live auction and a silent auction with something for everyone from tickets to a sporting event to those for the theater and opera. And as we’re an arts program, there are several works of art available, in addition to an Art by YOU project so you can express your creative side. You’ll enjoy hearty appetizers, desserts and a full cash bar. Read more about Breanna's Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving
Neighbors, families, students, civic leaders, local businesses, congregations, and community organizations come together to share a meal while raising money to help our neighbors in need. Whether you join us as a volunteer or a guest, you're sure to see and meet neighbors and friends, both new and old. Read more about Hopkins Empty Bowls
Join the South Uptown neighborhood at this annual fundraising chili festival. Hot chili and fixings will be served—vegetarian options available—along with drinks and desserts. Bid in the silent auction and get the chance to win a door prize. All proceeds will go to support the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. All ages. 612.370.4907 Read more about Chilly Chili Fest
The Minneapolis Polar plunge challenges you to dive into the icy waters of Bde Maka Ska, but the reason will warm your heart. All proceeds raised will go to support Special Olympics Minnesota. All ages. 763.270.7119 Read more about Minneapolis Polar Plunge
Bargain hunters and book lovers take note: Friends of the Excelsior Library will hold a used book sale on March 14 & 16, 2020. Proceeds benefit Excelsior Library. New Friends of the Excelsior Library sign up.