This fun evening includes live music by Trailer Trash Band, the ever-popular Wall of Wine, and Emily Engberg, our MC and event auctioneer. There is always a very LIVELY live auction and a silent auction with something for everyone from tickets to a sporting event to those for the theater and opera. And as we’re an arts program, there are several works of art available, in addition to an Art by YOU project so you can express your creative side. You’ll enjoy hearty appetizers, desserts and a full cash bar. Read more about Breanna's Star: A Night of Art, Celebration and Giving
Benefits & Fundraisers
Matchmaking is the purpose of a volunteer fair coming to Eden Prairie on April 23.
The GIVE Gathering – GIVE stands for Gather to Inspire Volunteer Engagement – is a free, open-house event from 6-8 p.m. that will showcase the diverse volunteer opportunities available at dozens of local organizations, mostly nonprofits. Read more about GIVE Gathering
Join the South Uptown neighborhood at this annual fundraising chili festival. Hot chili and fixings will be served—vegetarian options available—along with drinks and desserts. Bid in the silent auction and get the chance to win a door prize. All proceeds will go to support the Joyce Uptown Food Shelf. All ages. 612.370.4907 Read more about Chilly Chili Fest
The Minneapolis Polar plunge challenges you to dive into the icy waters of Bde Maka Ska, but the reason will warm your heart. All proceeds raised will go to support Special Olympics Minnesota. All ages. 763.270.7119 Read more about Minneapolis Polar Plunge
To show his support for Yia’s upcoming restaurant Vinai, James Beard finalist and acclaimed chef Jorge Guzman will team up with Yia for a private dinner with two seatings featuring a collaborative menu. A portion of the sales of this event will benefit Children’s Minnesota Hematology Oncology.
Menu will include:
The 4 elements of Hmong food—Rice, Proteins, Veggie/Broth and Hot Sauce—in a "family style" dinner that showcases the ethos of Vinai. Read more about A Vinai Fundraising Dinner With Chef Yia Vang and Chef Jorge Guzman
The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop at Union Depot on Tuesday, December 10 for a musical performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or a healthy food donation to benefit local food shelves. Canadian Pacific is committed to raising awareness about filling community food shelves with heart-healthy foods. Read more about Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops at Union Depot
Feline Rescue volunteers are offering free nail clippings for cats and kittens at the Chuck & Don's Savage location on the 2nd Saturdays of the month. For their safety, all cats must be transported by carrier. Donations are appreciated for the care of the shelter and foster cats. Read more about Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinic - Savage
Feline Rescue volunteers are offering free nail clippings for cats and kittens at the Chuck & Don's Shakopee location on the 2nd Saturdays of the month from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. All cats must be transported by carrier for their safety. Donations are appreciated for the care of the shelter and foster cats. Read more about Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinic - Shakopee