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Celebrities
April 10, 2016

Scene + Heard: Broadway and Blu

The 13th annual benefit for the Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome featured an appetizer buffet, silent and live auctions and a short program at the Radisson Blu in downtown Minneapolis. Guests then made their way to the Orpheum Theatre, where they were treated to a performance of "If/Then," a contemporary Broadway musical. Proceeds from the event help raise awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome and improve the quality of life for those with the disorder.
Celebrities
April 1, 2016

Photos: Flavors of the Twin Cities

For its 15th annual fundraiser, the American Liver Foundation invited more than 200 guests to enjoy a gourmet meal, cooked tableside by Twin Cities area culinary experts.
Variety
March 19, 2016

Photos: Bedrace for Bridging

Teams of four piled onto queen-sized mattresses and raced down an icy run at Burnsville's Buck Hill for the annual Bedrace for Bridging fundraiser.
Celebrities
March 12, 2016

Gallery: Bouquets at Como

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory's Como Friends hosted Bouquets, a fundraiser for the zoo.
Giving Back
November 13, 2015
Lights On After School, funded by the H.B. Fuller Foundation.

The stories behind Minnesota's foundations

Working in partnership with the Minnesota Council on Foundations (www.mcf.org), we invited the region’s charitable foundations to share information about their history, their mission, and…
Giving Back
November 11, 2015

Billion dollar benefactors: Minnesota's charitable foundations

Some you'll know, some you won't, but Minnesota's foundations make outstanding contributions to our community.
Giving Back
November 11, 2015
Church member Arlin Carlson works in the garden at Northeast United Methodist Church.

Harvest changes church's mission

"We're letting the garden grow and take us where we need to go," says pastor about replacing grass with a veggie plot.
Giving Back
November 11, 2015
Emily Albert-Stauning performs during a benefit concert she organized at Shamrocks in St. Paul.

Young St. Paul singer's benefit concerts raise thousands for local charities

Young St. Paul singer's benefit concerts raise thousands for local charities.
Giving Back
November 11, 2015
Recycling processor Travis Austin sorted accessories at the Goodwill Outlet in Brooklyn Park.

Less trash, more cash for Minnesota thrift stores

Charities are generating more revenue by accepting the salvageable stuff they used to refuse.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015
Courtney Gibson and her mother Carrie Gibson walk in the park with Westin, Courtney’s service dog.

Canine Assistants help break down social barriers

Canine Assistants like Westin help break down social barriers for disabled children.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015
Payton Puerzer sits on a donated chair in the back room at Arc's Value Village thrift store in Richfield, where she volunteers. Photo by Courtney Perr

High schooler keeps busy with volunteering

10th-grader is already compiling an impressive list of volunteer work.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Arc welcomes teen volunteers

With plenty of work to do, Arc welcomes young volunteers.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Third grader helps promote peace

Student spreads the message of 'love and joy.'
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

The way to peace? Start with children

World Citizen aims to settle global conflicts by starting locally, with the children.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Youth is an advantage when tutoring

Yazmin LaFleur-Donaby understands why, at 17, she can be an effective tutor and mentor — as good as, if not better than, many adults.Yazmin volunteers…
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Young people make great tutors

In CommonBond Communities' Study Buddy program, young people can share their knowledge.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015
Saint Paul Youth Commission member Franceska Moua, 16, speaks about the commission's goals this year at George Latimer Central Library in Saint Paul.

Teen is up to the challenge

St. Paul teen tackles a topic many adults don't want to admit exists.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Teens take on the tough issues

The Saint Paul Youth Commission demands a lot from its teenage volunteers in both time and commitment, but it also provides something that no other…
Giving Back
April 20, 2015
Brian Gioielli, left, and Jamie Millard attend 5 Minutes in Hell, a knowledge-sharing and networking opportunity for young nonprofit professionals at

Meet the young nonprofit professionals

Local chapter is national network's most active.
Giving Back
April 20, 2015

Where to look for youth volunteering jobs

START HERE.Greater Twin Cities United Way's Caring Connection (www.gtcuw.org/caringconnection, 612-340-7440) matches people who want to volunteer with organizations seeking volunteers. Visitors to the website can search a database of opportunities specifically open to kids or teens.
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