Giving Back

The importance of reading can’t be overstated. Children who become competent readers are more successful in school and in life.

Minnetonka’s Emilee Metcalf is known as a “hair farmer” since she has donated her hair three times to organizations benefiting those diagnosed with cancer. Her previous donation came after she battled uterine cancer in 2011; the cancer is in remission.

More than 260,000 American students study abroad each year at the college level. Most are enriched by their multicultural experiences and exposure to international diversity, but these trips are not without risks.

For 30 years, Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners (IOCP) has supported the needs of local families. And as of April, another six families will be sheltered and supported because of the community’s commitment to care for others.

Both Nikki Erickson and Nikki Swoboda became involved with theater at their respective high schools.

The best gifts of the holiday season are often the gifts of time, talent and charitable contributions. As 2012 draws to a close, consider carrying your volunteer efforts into the New Year.

This holiday season, Chuck & Don’s Pet Food Outlet will provide pet owners with one more thing to be thankful about.

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to concentrate on guests and the plethora of social events filling up your calendar.

Built to resemble the coolest sleek gray laundry machine you’ve ever seen, the new mobile iPad cart, complete with 30 iPads with apps, was anonymously donated to St.

To celebrate their 100th anniversary, the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys will serve more than 200 local communities through a Centennial Day of Service: 2012 Take Action Project.