Monday, March 11, 2013
The company's first pie auction raised a hefty gift for Feed My Starving Children. Pie bakers competed for the "Best Pie" honors.
What's better than a charity auction? A charity auction that serves delicious, homemade pies. Thomson Reuters employees raised $3,000 for Feed My Starving Children at the company's first "Pie Day" event, according to a post on the Thomson Reuters' blog. Employees received a free slice of pie, then got a chance to bid on those homemade desserts during a lively auction. The pie bakers also competed for "Best Pie" awards. Feed My Starving Children is an Eagan-based nonprofit hat provides food assistance to starving children in 70 countries, including Haiti, Zambia, Kenya and the Phillipines. Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The meals packed by Faithful Shepherd students will be distributed by Feed My Starving Children.
Follow Eagan Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter | Blog for us Faithful Shepherd Catholic School's motto is: "Take care of yourself, take care of this place, and take care of others." Hundreds of students fulfilled the third portion of that motto on Tuesday morning as they crammed into the school's gym to pack 65,000 meals for hungry families in developing nations. The meals will be distributed by Feed My Starving Children, a Christian nonprofit that provides food assistance to starving children in 70 countries, including Haiti, Zambia, Kenya and the Phillipines. The school raised the funds for the meals through Septemberfest, its annual weekend-long fall celebration, according to a press release …
Monday, April 9, 2012
While their peers are out on vacation, these Pilot Knob students are getting an academic boost—and enjoying it.
DeMarcus Stransky didn't seem to mind that he was still in school last week while many of his peers were out visiting family or flying to warmer destinations during District 197's week-long Spring Break. In fact, the 9-year-old student at Pilot Knob Elementary School in Eagan said he was downright enjoying the extra class time that he and roughly 70 other Pilot Knob students got last week, during Pilot Knob's "Spring Break School" program. "We’ve been going bowling and it feels different; we don’t really get homework, and we do more stuff," said Stransky. Pilot Knob's Spring Break School, pioneered five years ago by Principal Tom Benson and school staff, is a chance for elementary students to get extra academic support prior to the …
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Eighth-graders organized a Walk for Water and a Little Dresses for Africa project.
Friendly Hills Middle School eighth-graders chose to think globally for the school’s annual Make a Difference Day last Thursday, organizing a Walk for Water and a Little Dresses for Africa sewing project. The school dedicates the last day of the third quarter every year to community outreach and awareness projects. “We really look forward to this as teachers,” said ESL teacher Jennifer Norris, “because kids you don’t think are going to step up and shine always step up and shine. Always.” Seventh-graders packaged 35,856 meals at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan. Sixth-grade students collected over 2,000 food and personal items and raised $1,010 for Neighbors, Inc. Fifth-grade students picked up 38 bags of trash and learned about clean …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Helping others is customary during the holidays; here are several ideas for assisting the communtiy that work all year long.
Visit Somebody Seniors living in nursing homes and retirement communities love visits, especially when they include children or pets. Walking into a nursing home lobby with a young person in tow invariably causes faces to light up. Bringing in the family dog generally elicits an equally pleasant reaction. For the holidays, organize a caroling party or ask to adopt a resident who gets few visitors. 1. The Commons on Marice (1380 Marice Drive) is always looking for volunteers to help escort residents to the dining room, assist with scheduled programs such as crafts and games, or read the newspaper to a visually impaired resident. Interested volunteers can call the activities director at 612.424.7668. 2. Clare Bridge (1365 Crestridge Lane) …
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Millions of dollars were donated to nonprofits and various organizations on Give to the Max Day Tuesday.
Organizations and charities all over Minnesota benefited from GiveMN's Give to the Max Day Nov. 16 and its message empowered thousands of people to donate this year. $10,041,021 was donated by 42,596 donors and $8 million was matched on Give to the Max Day. "My favorite part was at 10:24 p.m., when we crossed the mark of 40,000 donors. I was cautiously optimistic that we were going to meet the goal, but when it happened, I said, 'Minnesota, we did it!'" GiveMN's Executive Director Dana Nelson said. One change that took place this year was that GiveMN did not match the donations. However, according to Nelson, there was $400 million in matching funds available, which is up from last year. "There is still over $1 million available in …