Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The commission gives the award to recognize outstanding community service
Editor's Note: The following is a Richfield Human Rights Commission press release. Nominations for one of the most prestigious awards available in Richfield, the “Gene and Mary Jacobsen Outstanding Citizen Award,” are now being sought by the Richfield Human Rights Commission. This annual award honors a family, group, organization business or individual that lives or works in Richfield. The Human Rights Commission gives the award to recognize outstanding community service, a commitment to human rights, or improving our community and making it a better place for all. The nomination should include enough information to explain why the nominee(s) should be considered for an award that recognizes the “outstanding citizen” in Richfield. The …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
From donating time to used books, there are plenty of ways to give back this holiday season.
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 …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Looking for a way to volunteer this holiday season?
Editor's Note: The following is a Arc's Value Village press release. Give a few hours of your time as a volunteer at the Merry Thriftmas Shop at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores & Donation Centers. Individuals and small groups looking for a flexible, fun and meaningful volunteer experience are invited to join in the festivities this season at the Arc’s Value Village stores in Richfield, Brooklyn Center, New Hope or Saint Paul. On Thursday and Friday, November 1 & 2, volunteers will help unpack and display thousands of holiday items such as greenery and wreaths, cards and wrap, ornaments and decor, cookie tins and bake ware, Santas, snowmen, holiday houses, gifts, linens, crafts, centerpieces, clothing, books and more! Shifts for …
The next term begins in early 2013.
The Richfield Arts Commission is seeking new members following the end of 2012. The commission is dedicated to raising awareness, promoting and advocating for the arts in Richfield. The commission runs the Richfield Art Center, which is located in the Adventure Gardens Mini Golf building at Veterans Memorial Park. Recently, the commission created a guide to all the public art displays around the city. For more information on applying, call MaryKaye Champa, a recreation supervisor with the city, at 612-861-9387. For more information on the commission, go to its webpage on the City of Richfield website. An application has been attached to this article as a PDF. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Volunteers for two different shifts on Sept. 16 are still needed. Get all the details here.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
There are positions open on three city commissions.
The City of Richfield is looking to fill youth vacancies on the Richfield Advisory Board of Health, Friendship City Commission and Human Rights Commission. Applicants must be less than 21 years old at the time of appointment and be a resident of Richfield. According to the city's website, the chief qualifications are a desire to serve the community in a volunteer capacity and the willingness to contribute the number of hours necessary for the commission on which you serve. Terms are effective upon appointment through August 31, 2013. Applications should be returned to the city manager’s office no later than Friday, Sept. 14. Call the city manager’s office at 612-861-9701 to request an application or visit cityofrichfield.org. The …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Employees pitch in to lend a helping hand.
Editor's Note: The following is a Best Buy press release. On behalf of its 180,000 employees worldwide, Richfield-based Best Buy has made a $25,000 donation to support the response efforts to the recent outbreak of storms throughout the South and Midwest. The $25,000 contribution was made to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to help advance overall efforts in response, relief and recovery in affected communities in Southern U.S. into the Ohio Valley region. "We are saddened by the destruction brought about by the recent storms," said Susan Bass Roberts, director of community relations for Best Buy. "The thoughts and prayers of Best Buy employees across the nation are with the affected residents. We greatly appreciate the expertise of the …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A new study shows 55 percent of teens feel they are more aware of other people's needs as a result of social media sites.
I was one of the first of my friends and family members to jump on the Facebook bandwagon when it was launched for college students in February 2004. It was the talk of the campus. My roommate and I would peruse our pages for hours: chatting, poking, adding friends and checking out the latest gossip. Sadly, I remember the first time you were able to add multiple photos. It was thrilling. These days my use of social media has expanded to include Twitter, however my engagement in the sphere has definitely declined. But, I'm no longer a teenager, and I'm of the generation that remembers the Internet becoming the "new thing." While I may not be as engaged as I once was, this is apparently not the case for most teens. A new study from World …
Monday, January 16, 2012
Find service opportunities in the Richfield area for Monday, or any day.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day will provide many of us a day off of work on Monday, and if we decide it is so, an opportunity to make a few ripples of good works that would otherwise go undone. Congress passed legislation in 1994 to make the federal holiday a national day of service, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with developing that vision. If you're looking for a few nearby service opportunities to fill your day off, here are a few suggestions: If you're looking for year-round service opportunities, here are a few more suggestions: For more information and additional service opportunities throughout the Twin Cities, visit mlkday.gov.