Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A Richfield resident has started a food drive.
Americans across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide Tornado in Oklahoma. Dozens have died, and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Richfield resident Gina Hark will be collecting non-perishable food items to send to Oklahoma. She is teaming up with her son and daughter's sports leagues to collect items Tuesday, May 21: Hark said she will likely be traveling between the games and coaches will accept donations. If you are unable to make a donation tonight, e-mail Hark to set up a drop-off time at firstname.lastname@example.org. Read: Food Drive For Oklahoma Tornado Victims The …
Friday, March 1, 2013
There are plenty of places in and near Richfield to drop off your supply donations.
Each year, the Minnesota FoodShare holds its March Campaign—the largest food drive in the state. The drive recruits thousands of congregations, companies, schools and community groups to run local fund and food drives throughout the month of March. The efforts will restock almost 300 food shelves across Minnesota, including Bloomington's Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP). Register your organization to collect food for the March efforts. VEAP, which provides many services for Richfield, Bloomington, Edina and South Minneapolis residents, is also holding its own drive alongside Minnesota FoodShare. Some of the most wanted food and necessity items are: peanut butter, 100% fruit juices, canned tuna, dry beans, canned meats, rice, …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
From donating time to used books, there are plenty of ways to give back this holiday season.
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…
Saturday, November 24, 2012
As we gather together with family and friends this holiday season to give thanks, it's also a great opportunity to give back.
As we gather together with family and friends this holiday season to give thanks, share memories and create priceless memories, it is also a great reminder of how much we have. And the perfect opportunity to give back. Whether you are looking to give back to an organization that has helped you or make a difference to someone who may have less than you, now is the time of the year to take a step back and reflect on the ways you can share your good fortune with others. Take a look around you at the organizations that are near and dear to your heart and help out. Give Blood According to the American Red Cross, the need for blood is constant. Every two seconds, someone in the United States need blood, and more than 44,000 blood donations are …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Cones Brothers Ice Cream and Candy Shop has a holiday giving program.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Richfield ice cream shop and candy store hopes to help VEAP offset recent funding losses.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Richfield's Cone Brothers Ice Cream and Candy Shop recently pledged 10 percent of its candy sales to Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People (VEAP). VEAP, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit helping lower-income people in Richfield, Bloomington, Edina and South Minneapolis, recently lost a $15,000 annual grant of sorts from the City of Richfield. Cones Brothers is hoping its holiday giving program will help offset some of that loss. “I think it’s important to give back to the community in a way that helps those who need it the most," Cones Brothers owner, Jock Shields, said. "Especially during times like these when the need is greatest." The donation …
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 …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A recent audit found that the city had been contributing money to some nonprofits without proper authorization, however, the city manager thinks there was some miscommunication.
After its annual audit, the City of Richfield is now looking at how to continue funding its partnerships with local nonprofit service agencies. According to City Manager Steve Devich, when the audit findings were released to the city, the auditor randomly pulled one of the payments made to a social service agency. The auditor found that the city didn't have statutory authority, or charter authority, to make the so-called donation. This prompted a look into all payments to service organizations. However, Devich believes there was some miscommunication between the auditor and city staff. He said the city has service contracts with all the agencies it partners with, which he thinks the auditor wasn't aware of when the payments were studied. …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Post offices in zip codes beginning in "554" are collecting toiletries for those in need.
The United States Postal Service has teamed up with *The Salvation Army to help those affected by the recent Duluth, MN floods. The Richfield Post Office, along with all post office locations within zip codes beginning in "554," are collecting basic hygiene products through Nov. 1. Many Duluth area residents have been displaced and are now facing homelessness, according to USPS flier for the collection. The flooding was declared a federal disaster. "We've found these are the items that people are really in need of this year," Mike LePree, a USPS executive board member, said at Minneapolis Area Chamber event last week. The travel or trial size items that are being accepted include: The items collected will be given directly to the local The…