Thursday, April 4, 2013
Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans.
Editor's Note: The following is a City of Richfield press release. The Richfield Municipal Center is a drop-off site for "Cell Phones For Soldiers"! Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans. Cell Phones for Soldiers Fast Facts: Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers... More information can be found on the Cell Phones For Soldiers website Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
There are several places to drop off new, unwrapped toy donations.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots drive started as a pilot program in 1947. Since its start over 209 million children in need have received toys through the program, according to Toys for Tots. New and unwrapped toys can be donated at several locations in Richfield: Where: Houlihan's When: 11 a.m. to midnight any day of the week. Accepting donations from Nov. 24 through Dec. 19. Where: Babies R Us When: Monday-Thursday, Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fridays: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Accepting donations from Nov. 1 through Dec. 17. In addition, all Walgreens, Wells Fargo and Cub Foods locations in Minnesota…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Maximize your charitable donations Thursday.
Thousands of Minnesota nonprofits will ask supporters to maximize their charitable dollars by donating during GiveMN.org’s Give to the Max Day Thursday. The Nov. 15 event offers incentives to inspire nonprofit and donor participation. Grants are available for the top-earning nonprofits in several categories, and there will also be random grants. Dozens of organizations in the GiveMN database call Richfield home—more than the casual philanthropist could ever keep track of. So let’s hear your stories about the good work these groups have done. Which of them are deserving of your charitable gifts? Here are some of the causes and nonprofits listed on GiveMN.org with Richfield roots: Click on the name of any of the nonprofits above to see its …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The 24th annual event will see fans lining up at area Target stores early Thursday morning.
Hundreds of people will be lining up at area Target stores in the wee hours of Thursday morning to snatch a copy or two of this year's Cities 97 Sampler CD. Richfield Target is one of a handful of metro area Target stores that will carry the CD, which will likely sell out across the metro area within a few hours of store openings. It's unknown how many copies each store will have in stock. For 24 years, local radio station Cities 97 has created the CD and all the proceeds go to various Minnesota charities. The Sampler is a compilation of special Cities 97 studio performances that have never been released. This year's collection features artists and groups such as Mayer Hawthorne, Jason Mraz, The Fray, Ed Sheeran, Foster the People and …
Monday, October 29, 2012
From world travelers to day-traders, we’re feeling the impact of Hurricane Sandy on our lives here in the Upper Midwest. Here are a few ways to help those in the storm’s path.
More than 60 million people will feel some sort of direct impact from Hurricane Sandy and the other storm systems swirling in the Northeastern United States. Nationwide, however, the “Frankenstorm” impact is spreading, from the shutdown of Wall Street today to canceled travel plans all around the country. According to AccuWeather.com CEO Barry Myers, "Sandy is a hurricane wrapped in a winter storm." Many Twin Cities residents often look at their computer screen or television and wonder, “What can I do to help?” Such is our nature. Here are a few ideas. This is a developing list. Red Cross The Red Cross has started a preventative campaign in areas of the Northeast, using SMS and sound trucks to provide early warning messages. Emergency …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A drive-thru surprise inspires this local Patch editor.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter I made a calculated decision to go against my will-power and hit the Richfield McDonald's drive-thru this morning. A sausage mcmuffin was calling out to me. I decided not to fight it. However, after navigating an onslaught of hungry drivers, I finally reached the window to find I had a surprise waiting for me. "OK. One thing," the young cashier said matter of factly. "Oh no," I said to myself. "They've run out of mcmuffins. This is not good." "Oh. Hey nice t-shirt," he side-tracked. "I love Journey!" There are two kinds of people in this world, I was once told. People who love Journey. And liars. So, of course, his comment made me smile. "OK. …
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Barry Bloomgren shot a hole-in-one at the Richfield Optimist Club's annual fundraiser.
At the annual Richfield Optimist Club's Leif Holter Hole-in-One event Friday, Richfield resident Barry Bloomgren made the shot and won a set of tires that were donated by Twin City Tire & Auto Service. The cost is $1 for a bucket of five balls and all proceeds go to help fund programs for area youth. The three-day event ends at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The organization's third annual No Kids Left Indoors fundraiser was a success.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a Richfield Optimist Club press release. A condition exists in many of today's youth that has been labeled "nature deficit disorder." It describes the cost of alienation from nature—realized as diminished use of senses, attention difficulties, higher rates of physican and emotional illnesses for children, families and communities. To raise funds for activities which connect kids with nature, Richfield Optimists hosted its annual No Kids Left Indoors (NKLI) Walleye Dinner and Auction event. Following the fundraiser, now more than $10,000 can be allotted to four programs in the metro area to provide opportunities for children to learn about nature in nature. Richfield R.E.A.D.Y. will …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Consider giving to a local nonprofit on Give to the Max Day, Nov. 16.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Patch Staff
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
This Wednesday, thousands of Minnesota nonprofits will ask supporters to maximize their charitable dollars by donating during GiveMN.org’s Give to the Max Day. The Nov. 16 event offers incentives to inspire nonprofit and donor participation. Grants are available for the top-earning nonprofits in several categories, and there will also be random grants. Dozens of organizations in the GiveMN database call Richfield home—more than the casual philanthropist could ever keep track of. So let’s hear your stories about the good work these groups have done. Which of them are deserving of your charitable gifts? Here's a quick rundown of many causes and nonprofits listed on GiveMN.org with Richfield roots: Click on the name of any of the nonprofits …
Friday, December 3, 2010
Richfield bell ringers stand in the cold to collect donations for the charity.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Drew Miller
Friday, December 3, 2010
The Salvation Army's crew of volunteer and paid bell ringers began to station themselves, and the organizations familiar red kettles, across Richfield and the state in November. More than 400 sites in the Twin Cities—the majority launching on Nov. 30—operate from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday, until Christmas Eve. Richfield shoppers will notice bell ringers at several businesses around town, including: Lunds, Rainbow Foods and Walgreens. Larry Reed stood in the cold outside of Richfield's Rainbow Foods on Nov. 30, greeting Richfield shoppers with a smile and occasionally offering assistance with shopping carts. "I'm enjoying this. It's not hard, it's easy. I'm a people person," he said. Reed, who formerly lived in a …