Friday, April 26, 2013
The fourth annual Camp Ojibway 5K and Kids Run will be held May 18 at Hope Presbyterian Church.
From fishing and paddle boating to singing and skits, Hope Presbyterian Church's Camp Ojibway is a summer destination for many church members as well as many non-parishioners. And while the church underwrites the majority of the costs to put the camp on, a team of faithful members are once again organizing a Camp Ojibway 5K Run, Walk, Waddle and Kids Run to raise more funds on May 18. Hope has run Camp Ojibway in Eden Valley, MN since the summer of 1959, welcoming both young and old camp-goers to the 3.25-acre refuge. The 5K event helps cover general costs and programming needs at the camp, as well as a scholarship fund to help those who can’t afford to go. To date, more than $40,000 has been raised through the 5K run. 2013 marks the …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The group's annual fundraiser will be held at Oak Grove Lutheran Church.
Once again, it's time for the Richfield Optimist Club's annual Chili and Salad Dinner at Oak Grove Lutheran Church. The big event is happening from 4:30-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8. Attendees will dine on delicious chili and salad, and wash it all down with sweet desserts and soda or water. The cost is $8 for adults (or two for $15) and $4 for children 12 and under. The Richfield Optimist Club is an organization that works to support area children with various community programs. The club also gives out scholarships to kids. All the profits from the event will help the group continue its mission to support kids. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The teams held a special pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day.
The Academy of Holy Angels tennis teams raised $1,500 to benefit Richfield's Honoring All Veterans Memorial (HAVM) through a pancake breakfast on Veterans Day 2012. In the photo above, Steve Werle (middle), teacher and tennis coach at the Academy of Holy Angels, presents a check to Len Gudmunson (left), Honoring All Veterans Memorial chair. The funds will benefit the HAVM construction fund and the Sponsor-A-Vet program, which alleviates the cost of an engraving for veterans' families. Pictured right is HAVM Board Member Howie Hilton.
Monday, November 26, 2012
More than 30 vendors will be at Pinstripes in Edina Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. to host an open house and raise awareness and money for GiGi's Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Awareness Center slated to open in 2013.
Monday, November 26, 2012
It's a party, yes—but for a good cause. More than 30 vendors will be at Pinstripes in Edina Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 5-8 p.m. as a fundraiser and to raise awareness for GiGi's Playhouse, a Down Syndrome Awareness Center slated to open in St. Louis Park in 2013. It's the second year for the event, which will feature gifts, wine, coffee, hot chocolate, as well as hors d'ouvres for guests. A donation of $10 is asked for those who attend. Edina Patch, which is a partner for the event, will also be on hand giving away canvas shopping totes to those who attend. Vendors scheduled include: Anna Belago Designs; Winter Goddess/Black Onyx Creation; Best Buy Simplicity Program; Beyond Beauty Aesthetic Clinic; Blast Dry Bar; Bumblebee Personal Assistants…
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Customers who dress in Halloween costumes between 4 p.m. and close of business Wednesday will get a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for $2. Proceeds up to $1 million will be donated to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation.
Chipotle recently announced the return of its popular Halloween fundraiser, Boorito. From 4 p.m. to close on Wednesday, Oct. 31, all Chipotle locations in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada will treat customers dressed in costume to a burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or order of tacos for just $2. Proceeds from the fundraiser (up to $1 million) will benefit the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. According to a company press release, the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to creating a more sustainable and healthful food supply and to raising awareness of food issues. In addition to the restaurant special, participants in this year’s fundraiser are invited to also enter the Chipotle Costume Contest for a…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The Holy Angels tennis team is sponsoring a pancake breakfast on Veteran's Day.
Members of the Academy of Holy Angels tennis team and the school’s food service vendor, Taher, Inc., are teaming up to sponsor a pancake breakfast to raise funds for Richfield's Honoring All Veterans Memorial. The breakfast will run from 9 a.m. to noon on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11 at Holy Angels. The event has been dubbed "Net Gain—Serving It Up For Those Who Serve." “The men and women who fought to protect us and preserve the notion that mankind was meant to be free are much on our minds as Veterans Day approaches,” Steve Werle, Holy Angels social studies teacher and tennis coach, said in a release. “And our tennis team members and their families have chosen this project to honor them and to raise some funds for a lasting memorial.” …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
In an attempt to reinvigorate its fundraising efforts, the Richfield Rotary Club is going with a new fundraiser this upcoming year.
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Rotary Club press release. For nearly 20 years, Richfield Residents and their friends have enjoyed the Rotary Club of Richfield sponsored annual Wine and Chocolate Tasting and Silent Auction. This year the Rotary Club is planning a fundraising dinner on Friday, Feb. 15, called "A Sweet Affair," which will be held at the Embassy Suites Airport on 34th Avenue and I-494. A Sweet Affair will replace the Wine and Chocolate Tasting, but the proceeds will still go to benefit local and international non-profit organizations. Rotary members are hoping that folks will view "A Sweet Affair" as something special to do around Valentine's Day, while at the same time supporting the community. The three-course …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Dozens and dozens of people have donated to the Nelson/Walton family since their home was destroyed and their pets killed.
There's been no shortage in giving in recent weeks when it comes to helping a local family in need. As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, $2,860 has been raised by 70 donors through an online relief fund for Deb Nelson and her daughters, Tali and Mikayla Walton, who were devastated by a house fire Sept. 2. The fund, on Indiegogo.com, was created by local Spencer Erickson. The fire began in a garbage can near the detached garage and quickly spread to the home, damaging neighboring homes in the process. The home was a total loss and two family pets were killed. The Richfield Fire Department was unable to determine the cause of the fire. In a recent Letter to the Editor, Nelson thanked the community for all its support. "My daughters and I have …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Take a walk around Veterans Memorial Park while helping support efforts to create sustainable water systems in Rwanda.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The 5K and Kids Fun Run began at Donaldson Park.
The switch from Richfield Intermediate School to Richfield S.T.E.M. School has spurred the need for a new playground fit for kids in kindergarten through fifth-grade. In order to raise money to replace the existing play feature at the school, dozens participated in a 5K and Kids Fun Run Sunday morning as the Open Streets at Penn Fest got underway. The race began at Donaldson Park, traveled through Penn Avenue and ended at the starting point. *** See more photo galleries from Open Streets at Penn Fest 2012: Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter