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
Preparing single use portions of laundry detergent to support people transitioning out of homelessness.
Donating loose change (start collecting loose change!) to support economically disadvantaged students in Edina.
|Edina Give & Go|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.