Family Service Fair

dgt service fair

Apr 28, 2017

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Research shows family volunteering teaches empathy, community responsibility and good citizenship to young people; strengthens families through improved communication and time together; and meets critical community needs by encouraging philanthropy – Doing Good Together™

Join fellow Highlands families for a fun evening dedicated to helping others. All ages are welcome to participate in this open house event featuring a variety of kid-friendly service projects that highlight important issues such as homelessness, food insecurity, children in crisis, neglected animals, and isolated senior citizens.

Worried about how to fit in dinner? There will be a taco truck at Highlands to help solve the dinner dilemma. No excuse not to attend!

2017 Project Stations

Station Description Highlands Host Nonprofit Partner
Assemble Snack Bags

Assembling snack bags for families in crisis

Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery

Donating used bikes (hold on to your unwanted bikes!) to support Native American children on the White Earth reservation

Caring For Our Planet

Learning and taking action on caring for our planet

Create baby items

Creating bibs, fabric toys and quilt squares to help support babies in need.

Bundles of Love
Decorating lunch bags

Decorating lunch bags for isolated senior citizens

Metro Meals on Wheels
Dog Adoption Packets

Assembling adoption packets and preparing dog treat thank you gifts for families adopting rescue dogs.

Spot’s Last Stop
Highlands Kindness video project

Participating in the collaborative Highlands Kindness video project

Laundry Detergent

Preparing single use portions of laundry detergent to support people transitioning out of homelessness.

Loose Change

Donating loose change (start collecting loose change!) to support economically disadvantaged students in Edina.

Edina Give & Go
Welcome Letters

Drawing/writing welcome letters for newly resettled refugees and immigrants.

International Institute of Minnesota

We are also planning to feature a small number of service oriented small gatherings for which people can sign up at the event. Please consider hosting a small gathering! These can be as simple as inviting people to your home to tie no-sew fleece blankets, make animal toys or make cards for seniors. You may also get more adventurous and organize an experience such as a tour of a homeless shelter, an outing to a soup kitchen, weeding a community garden as a group, etc. To learn more contact Nassim at

2016-2017 Account Password Reset
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